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Real Madrid: Kroos explains why he doesn’t “feel sorry” for Eden Hazard

Toni Kroos at Real Madrid
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The Belgian midfielder has struggled to get enough game time at Real Madrid.

Toni Kroos has insisted he Eden Hazard doesn’t have a “bad life” despite his lack of playing time at Real Madrid.

Hazard ended his impressive Chelsea spell to join Real Madrid on a €100m deal in 2019. The transfer was a complete disaster for Hazard’s career as he failed to find his place in the Blancos’ lineup.

A string of injuries kept Hazard out of Real Madrid’s squad upon his arrival at Santiago Bernabeu. However, the Belgian star has struggled to get minutes even when he’s fit lately.

This season Hazard has made only three La Liga appearances for the Blancos, starting one game. However, Kroos says he saves his sympathy for people who have a more difficult life than his teammate.

“I have no mercy, Hazard does not have a bad life,” the experienced midfielder told Eleven Belgium. 

“He is not having a bad time. You can feel sorry for people who have a much worse time.”

Hazard will most likely stay out of another El Clasico when Real Madrid take on Barcelona on Sunday. Speaking ahead of the game, Carlo Ancelotti hinted he hadn’t changed his mind over Hazard’s form.

Asked about the former Chelsea star, Ancelotti said: “I’m not here to give each player minutes, I’m here to win games. I don’t look at how much a player earns or how old he is. I put together a team to win games, nothing more.”