Patience is running out with Hazard

Real Madrid | Supercopa de Espana Carlos Carpio gives his opinion

Patience is running out with Hazard
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Real Madrid said goodbye to the first trophy of this season in the same way as they did to the last trophy of last campaign, the Champions League: with two calamitous mistakes in defence. This time it was Lucas Vazquez who, in his defence, had been performing quite well in a position that isn’t his own recently. But the fact that he alternates between right wing and right-back from game to game underlines the lack of resources this Real Madrid team has. Does anyone remember Alvaro Odriozola?

In any case, it would be unfair to single out Lucas‘ two mistakes and forget about the terrible first half from the whole Real Madrid team. Beaten all ends up by the constant pressing of a much more dynamic, aggressive and hungry Athletic Club side, Zinedine Zidane‘s men gave another display of dull, predictable and slow football. It was the opposite for an omnipresent, hyperactive and motivated Raul Garcia, who was fired up after his recent red card against Real Madrid in LaLiga Santander.

It wasn’t until the 57th minute that Zidane sent Vinicius Junior and Fede Valverde to warm up, with Athletic still the better team because they were defending and attacking with much more intensity than Real Madrid, who didn’t react after the break despite being two goals down. It wasn’t until Marco Asensio hit the woodwork twice and Karim Benzema‘s goal was cleared to stand by VAR that they burst into life and put pressure on Marcelino’s team.

But coming from two goals behind is too great a challenge for this Real Madrid side so lacking in goals. It was a match that saw Asensio show promising signs and Eden Hazard not, his reputation continuing to take a hit every time he walks on to the field, while Zidane keeps insisting that, after 18 months, we have to be patient with the Belgian. This patience is running out for many.

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