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Overweight or not, Hazard is a difference maker, claims Martinez

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Eden Hazard is facing a lot of backslash at the beginning of his life at Real Madrid. He showed up clearly overweight at the start of the season.

Hazard will look forward to the international break arriving. The Belgian is getting a lot of criticism for being out of shape at Madrid.

This has also affected his performances, where he cannot dribble past people with such ease.

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MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 01: Eden Hazard of Real Madrid CF in action during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Real Madrid and Club Brugge KV at Bernabeu on October 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

However, his national team manager knows how valuable Hazard is to the team.

In an interview with Deportes Cuatro, Martinez highlighted Eden’s importance on a football field, saying:

“He is a really calm person, not someone who looks for individual glory.

“Whether he’s carrying weight or not, Hazard can break past and unsettle defences and make a difference.

“His innate talent doesn’t depend on whether his weight is this or that.”

When asked about the Courtois situation, Martinez offered detailed explanation:

“It wasn’t true that he had anxiety,” added Martinez.

“He is still feeling the effects of a stomach bug and needs to regain a kilogram or two.

“That’s what can happen with a stomach bug.

“He is a player who dreamed of playing for Real Madrid from a young age and he is ready to define an era there.”I am convinced that he is the best goalkeeper in the world.”

Belgium will host San Marino before traveling to Kazahstan within the Euro 2020 qualifiers. The Belgian team won six out of six in their qualifying group.

Martinez’s team is one of the favorites to win it, but they will need Hazard at his very best in order to compete for the trophy.