EDEN HAZARD has infuriated Real Madrid bosses by reportedly turning up to pre-season overweight AGAIN.
The Belgian does not appear to have learned from his mistakes after he started last season “five kilos” heavier than normal.
Eden Hazard has seen his weight fluctuate throughout his career [/caption]
According to Sport, Real Madrid are “concerned” the 29-year-old is out of shape again.
His professionalism and commitment to the club has been called into question.
It is understood Hazard will need “two or three weeks” to get match fit.
But the Spanish giants have just nine days until their opening LaLiga game against Real Sociedad.
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Fans have urged the club to use 20-year-old Vinicius Junior in the absence of Hazard.
Madrid bosses are furious that Hazard was called up for international duty with Belgium while injured.
The club would have preferred him to spend his time working alongside fitness coach Gregory Dupont ahead of the 2020-21 camapign.
Hazard did not play a single minute for Belgium as Roberto Martinez said he “wasn’t fit enough”.
Eden Hazard has infuriated the Reall Madrid bosses[/caption]
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This is the second year running that the Madrid forward has arrived to pre-season training overweight.
Last year, he admitted he piled on the bounds while on “vacation”.
He told L’Equipe: “It’s true. I’m not going to hide it, but when I’m on vacation, I’m on vacation.
“I had put on five kilos. I’m the type to put on quickly and lose so quickly if I’m careful.
“When I was 18 in Lille, I was 72 or 73kg. Muscle mass was 75kg, on a bad day, 77kg.
“I was 80kg this summer, I lost it in 10 days.”
Hazard, who joined from Chelsea for £88m in 2019, failed to impress last term.
He even described it as the worst season of his career after scoring just once in 22 games.
Eden Hazard has failed to impress since arriving at the Bernabeu [/caption]
Eden Hazard will reportedly need three weeks to get back in shape[/caption]
The Belgian star also suffered with hamstring, foot and ankle injuries.
Arsene Wenger insisted Hazard is struggling at Madrid due to his weight – and likened him to an overweight race horse.
And when he was at Chelsea his team-mates trolled him for having a big belly.