Tue. May 17th, 2022
Ancelotti and Hazard (https://www.marca.com/en/football/real-madrid/2021/08/16/611a962a22601df0298b45cd.html)

Two goals from Benzema in the opening 10 minutes send Real Madrid to 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday, Carlo Ancelotti also praised Eden Hazard for his efforts and wonderful performance.

Hazard’s real Madrid career has been unstable with the prolific midfielder barely finding his form after leaving Chelsea , but he showed a wonderful performance at San Mames.

” I agree, Hazard is back” Ancelotti explained in his post-match press conference when asked about the performance of the Belgian midfielder.

“Hazard has done well, he fought hard.”

“The difference is to defend, Hazard and Vinicius, understand well what the team has to do in the defensive stage”.

Real Madrid preparation for the match was interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak within the squad, yet the Coach insists that a number of his players tested negative on Wednesday.

The Victory allowed Real Madrid to remain at the top of La Liga Santander table, with celebrations among the players.

“The victory means a lot to us,” the coach continued.

“It was a complete performance, despite using a team that wasn’t used to play in recent times.

“Nacho, Hazard, Free, Camavinga. They all played a great game and showed great commitment.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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