Eden Hazard’s Spectacular Solo Goal Against Barcelona Ignites Fan Responses: Video

Eden Hazard’s Spectacular Solo Goal Against Barcelona Ignites Fan Responses: Video

Ero Samson
October 11, 2023 at 9:30 AM
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  • Eden Hazard recently announced his retirement from football
  • The 32-year-old had an underwhelming end to his career at Real Madrid
  • A video of Hazard dazzling during his time at Chelsea has sparked a flurry of emotional reactions

Eden Hazard, a once-prominent football figure, recently decided to retire from his illustrious career. He had been without a club since his departure from Real Madrid earlier in the summer.

The 32-year-old Belgian, who endured a disappointing spell at the Spanish club, surprised many by announcing his retirement from the sport.

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Eden Hazard recently called time on his illustrious career. Image: Denis Doyle.
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Despite reports from Diario AS suggesting that the former Belgian National team captain had numerous offers, he ultimately chose retirement as the best course of action after his remarkable career.

Following this announcement, a multitude of tributes flooded in. Among them, a video showcasing Hazard's best moments resurfaced, sparking a flurry of reactions from fans.

Fans react to Hazard's retirement

The video, dating back to 2015, shared by ESPN, featured Hazard playing in the International Champions Cup exhibition match for Chelsea against Barcelona. The encounter, which was far from friendly, ended in a 2-2 draw, with Chelsea prevailing 4-2 on penalties.

In the 10th minute of the match, Hazard displayed his brilliance. The then 25-year-old received a pass from Kurt Zouma near the midfield, skillfully evaded three players from the Catalan club, including Ivan Rakitic and Marc Batra, and ultimately slotted the ball past an onrushing Marc Andre ter Stegen.

Fans wasted no time reacting to the remarkable skills exhibited by the mercurial forward.

@Superkiller posted,

"Four players tried to take the ball off him; I'm an Arsenal fan, but Hazard is the best Premier League winger of all time."

@Melvin demol remarked,

"Football is going to miss him."

@gogetta227 commented,

"The streets will never forget what Eden hazard done enjoy retirement."

@Bryson_B wrote,

"My all-time Chelsea best no. 10 😍😍 Nice reminiscence."

@Dean also

"Shame how his career has panned out"

One cannot help but wonder what could have been if Hazard's career at Real Madrid hadn't been plagued by injuries.

Madrid blamed for Hazard's early retirement

As the news of his retirement spreads rapidly, many fans are critical of Real Madrid, believing they may have prematurely ended what could have been a remarkable career, Sports Brief reported.

Hazard made a high-profile move from Chelsea to Real Madrid in 2019 for a transfer fee of £89 million but was plagued by injuries during his time with the Spanish giants, appearing in just 54 league matches over four seasons before departing in the summer.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).