Eden Hazard has failed to light up Santiago Bernabeu the way he would do at Stamford Bridge so far.
The Belgian captain was untouchable at Chelsea but since his move to Madrid this summer, something has looked off.
Former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has now tried to make an assessment of what could be the reason for Hazard’s slow start so far at Real.
‘I feel we have not seen the Hazard we’ve known in England yet,’ Wenger told beIN Sports. ‘He was not physically fit after he was injured.
‘Is he a little bit… he’s not a player usually impressed by anything, but he looked to me like he does not have the same confidence he had at Chelsea.’
When asked if he felt Hazard was awestruck after moving to Madrid, Wenger replied: ‘He’s not the type of guy to be like that. I don’t know him well enough to assess that.
‘But I think it was more down to physical reasons. ‘He came too heavy, like we read in the papers. ‘If you want to make a horse lose a race, putting two kilos on a horse of 500 kilos is enough.’