Unexpectedly, Real Madrid player Eden Hazard retired at the age of 32

Hazard's retirement caused strong reactions from Belgium

by Sededin Dedovic
Unexpectedly, Real Madrid player Eden Hazard retired at the age of 32
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The strenuous pace and tight schedule of the game is a big problem for soccer players who are increasingly practicing ending their careers earlier than it used to be. Playing for a long period of time at a high level naturally takes its toll on the body and the debt.

Belgian soccer player Eden Hazard announced the end of his career at the age of 32. He announced his decision on social networks and thus hung up his soccer cleats after 16 years and more than 700 played matches. We have to admit that lately it has been seen that the Belgian is not interested, so this decision is not so surprising, but we have to agree that this was completely unexpected.

"I realized my dream: to play and have fun on pitches all over Europe and the world. During my career I met great people, managers, coaches, teammates and I would especially like to thank the clubs I went through: Lille, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Once again, thanks to the Belgian national team," said Eden Hazard.

A bad form and a small amount of minutes on the field further influenced Hazard's retirement

The very rich career of this player will rank him among the best Belgian players ever, even though he has not played well for the national team or for Real Madrid lately.

Hazard played his best games in the shirt of the London team, from where he moved to Real Madrid in a big transfer worth 89 million pounds in 2019. He wasn't even like that player from Chelsea and it is very likely that he will be ranked among the biggest failures of the "royal" club, in whose jersey he scored only seven goals, which is miserable compared to the performance in the ranks of the "blues", for which he recorded 110 goals and 92 assists.

We have to admit that he hasn't played enough lately, but of course it's justified by the manager because his statistics in Madrid are miserable for a club with such a great reputation and rich history. For the royal club, he played only 54 league matches, of which only six in the season behind us.

By the way, he retired from the national team last December after the World Cup in Qatar. He played 126 games for Belgium and scored 33 goals.

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