Eden Hazard has hailed Frank Lampard start as Chelsea head coach and vowed to return to Stamford Bridge when he’s finished at Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old winger won two Premier League titles, two Europa League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup in his seven years at the Blues and is widely regarded as one of the most prominent players in the club’s history.
Eden Hazard made no secret of his desire to join Real Madrid towards the end of his stay in west London and the Belgian winger achieved his dream ahead of the 2019/20 season as he completed a €100million (£83.5m) move to the Bernabeu.
However, Eden Hazard has had a frustrating start to life in the Spanish capital, managing just one goal before fracturing his ankle in Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last month.
There were initial fears that Eden Hazard could be out until the new year, but Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is hopeful the winger will return sooner than that.
Chelsea fan Frank Khalid, well known on social media, caught up with Eden Hazard during his rehabilitation and posted footage of their conversation on Twitter.
‘When I finish here I’ll come back,’ Hazard said when he’s told that Chelsea ‘miss’ him.
Questioned whether he’s had the chance to watch the Blues this season, Eden Hazard replied: ‘Yeah, when I can I watch. Not all the time.
‘They are doing well; they’re young. Now they can pay for players; they can buy players now. ‘I do my job here, and then I come back.’