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Hazard Hits Out At Conte & Sarri

Real Madrid star Eden Hazard has opened up about life at Real Madrid, and seemingly aimed a dig at two of his former Chelsea bosses in the process.

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Hazard joined Los Blancos at the beginning of the season in a €100 million (R1.6 billion) deal from the Blues, but endured a difficult start to life in the Spanish capital.

"The only bad thing is the statistics. People just remember that. The first two months, what I did was not enough," Hazard said when asked by Sport recently about his performances for Los Blancos thus far.

"I said to myself: 'I can do better' (and) I really felt better after. I don't do everything right, but I try. The first two months, I said to myself: 'You are new, be simple'."

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The Belgium international also revealed that he enjoys playing football again, having felt that his pleasure of the game was drained by the tactical coaching styles of former Chelsea managers Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri.

"Our training (at Real Madrid) is always with the ball, working on movement and patterns," Hazard added.

"When you meet Italian coaches (Conte, Sarri), like me, you have much less pleasure. It is more framed and repetitive. You find pleasure in victory. I spent three years with Italian managers so rediscovering this pleasure does me good."

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The 29-year-old has recorded one goal and four assists for Real so far this season, in a campaign that has been disrupted by a number of injury concerns. 

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