Sunday 25 August 2019

Eden Hazard targeting major trophies with Real Madrid after completing 'dream' move to the Bernabeu

Belgium forward Eden Hazard poses for the media during his official presentation after signing for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Belgium forward Eden Hazard poses for the media during his official presentation after signing for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Eden Hazard has reiterated his desire to win many titles with Real Madrid after completing his "dream" £130million move to the Spanish giants on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Belgium forward, who was announced as a major summer signing for Real last Friday, passed a medical in Madrid before signing his five-year contract alongside club president Florentino Perez.

Hazard then emerged at the Bernabeu where, witnessed by tens of thousands of Real fans, he pledged to help restore Los Blancos to former glories following a trophy-less season at home and in Europe.

After being introduced by Perez, Hazard said: "I want to win many titles with Real Madrid, in this shirt. This has been my dream since I was a child and now I'm here. I just want to enjoy this moment."

Hazard then visited his new changing rooms before donning the famous white shirt of Real and returning to the Bernabeu pitch to demonstrate his ball-juggling skills and waving to the crowd.

At his first official press conference as a Real player, Hazard revealed the presence of France great Zinedine Zidane as head coach, having returned to Madrid following a 10-month break, proved key to convincing him to join.

Hazard said: "Everyone knows Zidane has been my idol since I was a child, and him being the Madrid boss was an important factor for me coming here."

On his personal ambitions at the Bernabeu, the Belgian added: "I'm going to try to become the best player in the world, but first I wanted to be in the best team in the world.

"I plan to enjoy myself here, because at Real Madrid you have to win as much as possible.

"Hopefully I can write another page in the history of the club."

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