SPAIN – Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has hailed Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard as an exceptional player.
Wenger also warned Real Madrid that Hazard cannot fill the void Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo left at the Santiago Bernabeu, adding that the La Liga giants need to sign a younger striker that will complement the Belgium international at the club.
Hazard joined Real Madrid from Chelsea in last summer’s transfer window for £89million.
“He [Eden Hazard] will be the answer but not in replacing Ronaldo that is for sure,” Wenger told BeIN Sports.
“He will not score 50 goals a year because that’s now how they play football.
“They need another goal scorer in Real Madrid because Benzema is now 32 and if they had someone younger around him to score the goals, maybe they could do very well.
“Hazard is an exceptional player to create chances to sometimes finish when he needs to do in big games.
“He’s not scared of anybody – I don’t think Real have yet to see the real Hazard, he’s not as sharp physically as he can be.
“That’s why I believe they will discover the real Hazard.”