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Hazard Breaks Silence On Wearing Ronaldo's No. 7

With Eden Hazard having taken over Cristiano Ronaldo's former shirt number at Real Madrid, the €100 million (R1.6 billion) signing has now spoken about the iconic jersey for the first time.

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Many Real fans hoped Hazard would finally fill the void left by Ronaldo, but the Belgian has largely failed to live up to expectations following his move from Chelsea to the Spanish giants in July.

So far, Hazard has scored just one goal and assisted two further strikes, and has missed five LaLiga games due to fitness concerns and minor injury issues.

The 28-year-old, who initially wore the No. 50 shirt in pre-season friendlies before teammate Mariano Diaz was essentially forced to give up the No. 7 jersey, has now opened up about the pressure of wearing the iconic number.

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"Taking this shirt after Cristiano isn't easy, he's historic," Hazard told Real Madrid TV.

Los Blancos have experienced an inconsistent start to the 2019/20 campaign, but the club's new superstar believes that they will still be fighting for everything come May.

"We're going to give our all to win everything, we have to lift a trophy," Hazard added.

"I know the Champions League is important. I'm here to win it, it's important for everyone and myself included.

"I'm at the best club in the world and I hope to give my best."

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