Eden Hazard names the toughest Premier League opponent he faced
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 26
Eden Hazard has struggled at Real Madrid since his move from Chelsea (Picture: ESPN/Getty)

legend has revealed the toughest opponent he faced during his seven years in the Premier League.

The Belgium international left England for in 2019 in a deal worth over £100m after a trophy-laden spell in in which he won two Premier League titles and two Europa League titles as well as the FA Cup and League Cup.

It has not gone to plan so far in Madrid though, with Hazard vilified by a section of the club’s fans and the Spanish media for his poor form and struggles with injury and fitness. The 31-year-old has just six goals in 66 games for the club.

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez and this summer he has been linked with Arsenal and Newcastle as well as a return to Chelsea, .

He addressed Madrid fans after their Champions League triumph last season, telling them: ‘I’ve been here for three years with many injuries… Next year I’m going to give it all for you.’

Ruben Loftus-Cheek , saying: ‘It was unbelievable watching him first hand in his prime, just the way he played was so effortless.’

When quizzed who was the toughest opponent he faced during his 352 games at Chelsea, Hazard told : ‘Kyle Walker. He’s strong, he’s fast.

‘I’m strong and fast, but he’s stronger and faster than me! As a right-back, he’s one of the best [in the world] at the moment.’

England international right-back Kyle Walker plays for Manchester City, where he has won four Premier League titles since he moved to the Etihad from Tottenham in 2017.

The 32-year-old has also won four League Cups, the FA Cup and was a runner-up at both Euro 2020 and in the 2020-21 Champions League.

Walker has been named in the PFA Team of the Year on three occasions – 2011-12, 2016-17 and 2017-18 – and was in the 2020 UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament.


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