Hazard to leave penalty duties to Sergio Ramos
Hazard to leave penalty duties to Sergio Ramos
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Hazard to leave penalty duties to Sergio Ramos

New Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard is happy to let captain Sergio Ramos carry on taking penalties at the club.

Belgium international Hazard completed his move to Los Blancos last week after seven years at Chelsea, where he earned a reputation as one of the most reliable penalty-takers around.

However, centre-back Ramos has also proven adept from 12 yards since replacing Cristiano Ronaldo as Madrid's designated spot-kick taker and Hazard is happy for his new skipper to continue in that role.

"I think the captain takes a really good penalty," Hazard said at his unveiling on Thursday. "I don't think he's going to ask me to take them! I think he'll keep taking penalties and he'll keep scoring no doubt."

Request

Hazard has made a request of his own, though, as he revealed he had already attempted to acquire the number 10 shirt.

Ballon d'Or winner Modric is the owner of that jersey and Hazard revealed he had used the Croatian's international team-mate Mateo Kovacic, who was on loan at Chelsea last season from Madrid, in a bid to obtain the shirt.

However, at his presentation, Hazard only had his name on the back of a numberless shirt and he conceded his efforts to sway Modric had been futile.

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