Eden Hazard: Former Teammate Demba Ba Pays Glowing Tribute to Real Madrid Star After Belgium Retirement

Eden Hazard: Former Teammate Demba Ba Pays Glowing Tribute to Real Madrid Star After Belgium Retirement

  • Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba has paid tributes to Eden Hazard following his Belgium retirement
  • The 31-year-old Real Madrid winger ended his career with the Belgium national team after a disastrous World Cup
  • Eden Hazard and Demba Ba had a successful time together playing for English giants Chelsea

Demba Ba has sent a heartwarming message to former Chelsea teammate Eden Hazard following the announcement of his retirement from international football.

Hazard called it time on his career with the Belgium national team after the Red Devils crashed out of the World Cup at the group stage.

Ba and Hazard were close pals during their time in England with Chelsea, winning several titles with the Blues.

Demba Ba, Eden Hazard, Belgium, Chelsea
Demba Ba has sent a message to Eden Hazard after annoucing his international football retirement. Credit: @dembabafoot
Source: Twitter

The former Senegal striker took to social media to celebrate the Real Madrid winger, describing Hazard as one of the greatest to play the game.

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"I don't like to go and look for the best pictures in my phone, but this man deserves all the honours. One of the greatest, humble guy in the football world. You did your country proud. Enjoy the rest of your career like you always did, Eden Hazard," wrote Ba on Twitter.

Hazard's career has been plagued with injuries since leaving Chelsea in 2019.

The Real Madrid winger barely played a role as the Spanish giants won the UEFA Champions League last season.

Hazard will be hoping to have a fine campaign with Los Blancos after quitting international football.

Hazard announces Belgium retirement

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Belgium star Eden Hazard announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday, days after the team crashed out of the World Cup in the group stage.

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The Real Madrid forward, 31, made the announcement on social media, saying "a page turns today".

"Thank you for your unparalleled support," he posted on Instagram. "Thank you for all this happiness shared since 2008. I have decided to put an end to my international career. The succession is ready. I will miss you."

Hazard to leave Real Madrid

Eden Hazard’s 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.

Hazard’s stay at Madrid has been one filled with too many disappointments, as the 31-year-old winger has struggled with injuries and loss of form in his three years with Los Blancos. Eden Hazard has been named in Belgium's squad for Qatar 2022, and will try to showcase his abilities in what will almost certainly be his final World Cup appearance.

According to Marca, Hazard has now opened the door on a possible Real Madrid exit as early as next summer. He says he is prepared to leave if the club asks him to.

Source: Sports Brief News