Wenger explains why Hazard can't replicate Ronaldo at Real Madrid
- It took Hazard 401 minutes to score his first goal for Real Madrid.
- Wenger reckons that Madrid's style of play prevents Hazard from scoring dozens of goals like Ronaldo did.
- Hazard is also a different type of player from Cristiano.
- The Belgian 'is an exceptional player to create chances and to sometimes finish them'.
After all, it has taken the Belgian 401 minutes to score his first goal for Los Blancos. How could we expect him to replicate Cristiano's standard 50-goals-a-season campaign at this rate?
Legendary Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger doesn't think we should anticipate Hazard doing this kind of goalscoring heroics in the first place. The former Chelsea star and the Portuguese are simply different players with different qualities and they contribute differently.
"He will not score 50 goals a year because that's now how they [Real Madrid] play football," Wenger told BeIN Sports. "They need another goal scorer in Real Madrid because Benzema is now 32 and if they had someone younger around him to score the goals, maybe they could do very well.
"Eden Hazard is an exceptional player to create chances and to sometimes finish when he needs to, in big games. He's not scared of anybody - I don't think Real have yet to see the real Hazard, he's not as sharp physically as he can be.
"That's why I believe they will discover the real Hazard," Wenger concluded.
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