Eden Hazard has made a surprising admission which will not please the Chelsea fans.
The Belgian international has found Real Madrid supporters were much more invested in the club’s procedures than the Blues supporters.
“I think that here the fans are really fans,” said Hazard, ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League group game against Paris Saint-Germain. “In England, there are not so many fans, people there like football and everyone, young people, adults, teenagers, are really interested in their football, but they are not so fanatical about their teams.
“At the time I was in Chelsea and we lost, we were disappointed as were the fans, but I never felt it was a disaster. When you are at Real Madrid, even if it is my first year, talking to the fans, they always expect you to win the Champions League,” he continued.
“That is why I think there is so much expectation placed on this competition and that is why the club has won it more than any other team.”
Hazard completed a £130m move to Real this summer after spending 7 years at Chelsea. “When I was at Chelsea, I already knew that my dream was to play for [Real Madrid] someday,” he said.
“I hadn’t expected to play seven years at Chelsea, but in the end everything went well and I had the chance to win something every year. I think that’s why I stayed there so long.”