Eden Hazard announced his retirement at just 32 years old.
Hazard said on his SNS on the 10th (Korean time), “Now is the time to stop. He decided to end his professional playing career, which spanned 16 years and featured over 700 games. “He achieved his dream by playing for many teams.”
He continued, “I was fortunate to have good managers, coaching staff, and teammates during his playing career. He said, “Thank you to everyone who helped me make good memories.”
Hazard was once considered one of the best players in the world. After leaving Lille and joining Chelsea in 2012, he enjoyed a rapid rise and was named Premier League Player of the Year in 2015.
It is no exaggeration to say that he left a mark in Premier League history. Hazard rose to the ranks of Chelsea’s best players of all time with an incredible record of 85 goals and 61 assists in 245 games.
He even achieved entry into his dream club, Real Madrid. Hazard attracted attention around the world when he left Chelsea for Real Madrid in 2019 for a transfer fee of 115 million euros (about 164.5 billion won).
As my expectations were high, my disappointment was also great. Hazard has suffered a rapid decline since joining Real Madrid. The combination of his injuries and his failure to take care of himself led to controversy over his overweight.레고토토
In the end, he ended his Real Madrid career in disgrace. Last July, Real effectively notified Hazard of his release, saying, “By mutual agreement with Hazard, we have decided to terminate his contract early.”
Afterwards, Hazard’s wanderings began. Saudi Arabia, the United States, Belgium, etc. wanted to recruit Hazard, but it did not lead to concrete negotiations.
He himself had no regrets about his career as a player. Multiple media reported that Hazard is staying in Madrid, Spain and has rejected offers from all clubs.
In the end, Hazard’s choice was to retire. He said: “I want to say thank you to all the clubs I have played for. “Thank you to Lille, Chelsea, Real Madrid and the Belgium national team.”
He continued, “I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to my fans who have supported and encouraged me so far. It’s time to start a new experience. “Let’s meet again on the ground soon,” he added.