- Eden Hazard was not impressed with the questions a journalist recently put towards him
- An Egyptian journalist asked Hazard about his weight, alleging he had picked up a few kilos
- Hazard's time at Real Madrid has not gone well and he has missed many games to injury
Real Madrid attacker Eden Hazard has often faced criticism over his weight and fitness struggles, and that criticism has now followed him to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Belgium star was left stunned when a journalist brought up his weight during a recent press conference.
Hazard was fielding questions after Belgium’s 2-0 defeat to Morocco, when an Egyptian journalist brought up his weight, Daily Mail reported.
“Recently, we noticed that you have gained weight. How are you dealing with this and what caused it?” the journalist asked.
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Hazard was naturally taken aback by the question and denied he had gained any weight, adding that he worked hard when it came to his fitness.
Hazard rejects selfie request
Hilariously, the journalist then tried to ask Hazard for a selfie after the press conference, but his request was rejected by the player.
The journalist defended himself and his question, saying that Hazard appeared to have picked up more weight since Belgium’s friendly against Egypt.
"Was he angry when he had to answer it? Perhaps. But Eden Hazard is a big star in football. When he transferred to Real Madrid, everyone expected him to make a big impact. Only he was always injured."
Martinez defends Hazard
While Hazard has often faced criticism for his weight issues, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez recently said he has no issues with the player’s weight or fitness, Goal reported.
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Hazard could leave Real Madrid
Hazard recognises his days as a Real Madrid player could be drawing to an end very soon, after a difficult few seasons with the Spanish champions.
The winger's stay at Madrid has been filled with many disappointments, and 31-year-old Hazard has struggled with injuries and loss of form in his three years with Los Blancos.
The Belgium captain has now opened the door on a possible exit from the club as early as next summer, Sports Brief has reported.
Source: Sports Brief News