Ancelotti hails Hazard after Real Madrid 2-1 win over Athletic
Carlo Ancelotti, the Real Madrid boss, has hailed Eden Hazard’s performance in their 2-1 away victory over Athletic Club on Wednesday.
Karim Benzema netted twice inside the opening 10 minutes to send Real Madrid on their way to a 2-1 victory.
And Ancelotti was impressed by the performance of Hazard who has found life in Madrid exceedingly difficult.
Hazard has barely found his best form at any stage since joining the Spanish giants from Chelsea, but did contribute to the victory at San Mames.
“I agree, Hazard is back,” Ancelotti explained in his post-match press conference when asked about the Belgian.
“Hazard has done well, he fought hard.
“The difference is to defend, they [Hazard and Vinicius] understand well what the team has to do in the defensive phase.”