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Eden Hazard has been hailed as "up there with the best players who have ever played the game" when he is on form.
Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino though doesn't feel as if we've seen the best of the Belgian since he left Stamford Bridge.
On several occasions throughout his career Hazard has let his level drop, even being accused of doing tools under Jose Mourinho.
He is the midst of trying to rediscover his best football with Real Madrid, who spent a mammoth £142m.
Cascarino still holds the 29-year-old in high regard however and, on form, puts him up their with football's all time greats.
Eden Hazard's phenomenal success at Chelsea earned him a move to Real Madrid
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“Eden Hazard is an incredibly gifted player, but he’s had a really difficult time since he went to Real Madrid for that huge fee,” the former Chelsea striker said on the Weekend Sports Breakfast.
“Injuries and obviously the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t helped him, it’s affected his career, but what a talent he can be for Belgium.
“He went to Real Madrid to become the best player in the world, he even mentioned that, he talked about that when he joined Madrid
"But what a difficult time he’s had since he’s joined. It’s been really hard on him. He’s found it tough.
“Obviously injuries have played a huge part in it, he went to Real Madrid and apparently was a tad overweight, he lost his confidence, but he seems to recovered his fitness of late.
The Belgian has struggled to settle in Madrid however
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“Belgium miss him. I can remember his performance against Brazil in the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup, it was him and Neymar both out on the right and Hazard outplayed Neymar all night. He was just superb.
“I really miss seeing Hazard being Hazard, because he is a great player when he’s on.
“He has done this a couple of times, he has switched off in his career and Chelsea fans will tell you. There were a couple of times where he just switched off at Chelsea.
“But when he switches on he’s up there with the best players who have ever played the game.
“We just haven’t seen Hazard at a best for a long time.”
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