Real Madrid’s Hazard Apologises For Behaviour After Chelsea Defeat
Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard has apologised to his teams supporters after criticism aimed his way following his offensive behaviour after the defeat to Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge.
Los Blancos headed to Stamford Bridge after a 1-1 draw in the first leg but were beaten 2-0 by the Blues, who progressed to the Champions League final.
After the full time whistle, Hazard was pictured talking and joking with former team-mates, with Madrid fans on social media calling for him to be sold and the Spanish media going all-in on their disappointment of the Belgian.
Hazard has made just seven league starts this season due to several injuries, scoring twice and claiming one assist.
It was suggested that he was laughing at Real Madrid supporters and didn’t deserve to continue at the club. Hazard himself has responded with a post on his Instagram story, writing a short message of apology.
“I am sorry. I have read lots of opinions about me today and it was not my intention to offend any Real Madrid fans,” Hazard wrote.
“It has always been my dream to play for Real Madrid and I came here to win. The season is not over and together we must battle for La Liga! Hala Madrid!”
After Madrid’s exit from Europe, they are now in a three-way battle for the title in Spain.
They sit second, two points behind city rivals Atletico Madrid and level on points with third-place Barcelona. Sevilla are four points back, with their own title hopes hit by a defeat last time out.
All four clubs have four matches remaining, with no further cup or Continental distractions for any of them.
Barcelona are at home to Atletico on Saturday afternoon in an important clash, before Real host Sevilla on Sunday night.