Dani Carvajal has defended Real Madrid teammate Eden Hazard, as the Belgium international continues to struggle to make his mark for the capital giants.
Hazard arrived at the Bernabeu in a big-money move from Chelsea ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, but the 30-year-old has found it difficult to show his best form for the club, managing just five goals and nine assists in 53 appearances in all competitions.
Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti recently admitted that the Belgian is down the pecking order when it comes to the forward positions at the Bernabeu.
However, Carvajal has insisted that Hazard is still ‘among the best 10 players in world football’ and has backed his teammate to return to his best form in a white shirt.
“His situation is not easy. It is not true that he is not interested, although it may seem that. The coach is managing him well, often working with him on the sidelines,” Carvajal told reporters. “He is definitely among the 10 best [players] in the world when he returns.”
Hazard, who has struggled with a number of injury problems during his time at Real Madrid, has provided just one assist and zero goals in 10 appearances at club level this term.