Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is “100%” sure that Eden Hazard will stay at the club beyond next season.
The ex-Chelsea attacker has persevered through a terrible two years in the Spanish capital, with a spate of injuries limiting him to only 43 appearances and five goals for the club.
The 30-year-old has been tipped to return to Chelaea and end his sweltering stretch at the Bernabeu, however Courtois doesn’t anticipate that his compatriot should call time on his Blancos career this summer.
Speaking to Le Soir, Courtois said: “I’m 100% certain he’s remaining. He would not like to move. Just the Madrid press expounds on the desire to leave.
Hazard wants to continue, play free from injuries and win titles. At Real Madrid there is analysis constantly and for everybody. Gareth Bale was scrutinized, but he won the Champions League and scored a double in the final in Kyiv.
We as a whole realize that in Madrid there is pressure and criticism from the press and the fans. But, Eden can deal with that. I know him alright to say it. He can in any case make a huge difference. He actually wants to be a significant player for Madrid and win titles.
Eden Hazard himself has rejected a potential return to Chelsea, while re-appointed manager Carlo Ancelotti is sure that the attacker can become an important player for the club.