Arsene Wenger on why Eden Hazard will struggle to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid
Arsene Wenger on why Eden Hazard will struggle to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid
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Arsene Wenger on why Eden Hazard will struggle to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Eden Hazard will struggle to fill Cristiano Ronaldo's shoes at Real Madrid due to not being a prolific scorer.

Hazard made the switch from Chelsea to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window in a £130million move after being linked with the club for two seasons. It took Hazard six games to finally get off the mark at Madrid in the 4-2 win over Granada last weekend as Los Blancos went two points clear at the top of LaLiga standings.

In an interview with beIN Sports, Wenger revealed why Hazard will struggle to replace Ronaldo at Madrid, "He will be the answer but not in replacing Ronaldo that is for sure. He will not score 50 goals a year because that's now how they play football.

"They need another goal scorer in Real Madrid because Benzema is now 32 and if they had someone younger around him to score the goals, maybe they could do very well. Eden Hazard is an exceptional player to create chances to sometimes finish when he needs to do in big games.

"He's not scared of anybody - I don't think Real have yet to see the real Hazard, he's not as sharp physically as he can be. That's why I believe they will discover the real Hazard."

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