Fans Beg Eden Hazard to Come Out of Retirement After Scoring, Assisting in Charity Match

Fans Beg Eden Hazard to Come Out of Retirement After Scoring, Assisting in Charity Match

Fred Kennedy
updated at October 19, 2023 at 9:44 AM
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  • Eden Hazard briefly came out of retirement on Wednesday to play in a charity match
  • The Belgian went on to bag a goal and five assists during the tie, which saw Kylian Mbappe's dad feature
  • Hazard announced his retirement just weeks after he was released by Real Madrid

A section of fans has asked Chelsea legend Eden Hazard to reconsider his decision to retire from professional football after shining in a charity match.

Hazard took the world of football by surprise on Wednesday, October 11, when he announced he had called time on his illustrious football career.

Eden Hazard of Varietes Club de France during the friendly match between Varietes Club de France and Legendes Nordistes at Stade L'Épopée. Photo by Baptiste Fernandez.
Eden Hazard of Varietes Club de France during the friendly match between Varietes Club de France and Legendes Nordistes at Stade L'Épopée. Photo by Baptiste Fernandez.
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The former Belgium international took to his Instagram to break the news to his fans, disclosing that he felt this was the right time to stop.

"You must listen to yourself and stay stop at the right time," he wrote on Instagram," Hazard said in an emotional post.
"After 16 years and more than 700 matches played, I have decided to end my career as a professional footballer," he added.

According to Sky Sports, Hazard's decision to retire came after struggling with a string of injuries, especially during his troubled spell with Real Madrid.

Fans want Hazard to come out of retirement

Just days after his retirement, Hazard was back in action on Wednesday, as he took part in the Calais charity match.

talkSPORT reports that the retired winger went on to shine in the match as he scored one goal and assisted another for Varietes CF, who came up against Team Calais.

The 32-year-old's impressive performance in the match has seen a section of fans call on him to come out of retirement.

@SehnSecurities posted:

"I repeat again and again, the guy retired too early. He should consider resuming playing even if its for charity with a club he loved playing for like Chelsea FC."

@amazon_creed noted:

"He retired way too early. He should have left for the us or probably Saudi."

@ozogular1 added:

"He need to come out of retirement and play he’s still have it in him."

@TRYGOD0001 concluded:

"He still got it."

Etoo's old advice to Hazard

Sports Brief also reported Samuel Eto'o's advice to Hazard on his training attitude during their time together at Chelsea under former manager, Jose Mourinho.

The Cameroonian legend warned his teammate he would be forgotten in two years if he didn't train well in two years. It didn't happen then - but it did happen.

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