Eden Hazard says Spain has more real football fans than England

Real Madrid Unveil New Signing Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard completed his dream switch from Chelsea to Real Madrid over the summer. 

So far, the Belgian has only been able to make one substitute appearance for Los Blancos in La Liga due to injury.

But after missing the opening three domestic fixtures, he's returning to full fitness at the perfect time and should be ready to play in Real's Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain. 

Despite only featuring for half-an-hour on his Bernabeu debut at the weekend, it seems Hazard has already noticed a big difference between Spanish and English football supporters.

"At Chelsea when we lost, we were disappointed, like the fans, but I never felt it was a disaster, it's different in Spain," the forward explained in an interview with UEFA, per Marca.

"I think that here the fans are really fans, football is everything to them and they need players to give everything. In England, there aren't so many fans.

"Of course, people there like football and everyone, be that young people, adults or teenagers are really interested in football, but they aren't so fanatical about their teams."

It seems a bit odd for Hazard to come out and say all this, especially given that he was adored by Chelsea supporters in London. 

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In fact, in his goodbye statement, the Belgian even thanked Blues fans for their 'amazing support' and said they will 'always be special' to him.

"Even when we were not playing well, I tried to do my best and this has been thanks to your amazing support. 

"You've always supported me and encouraged me to play football and be me - Like I have enjoyed myself I hope you have enjoyed yourselves. Chelsea fans will always be special to me." 

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That's a bit of a contradiction then. 

Oh, and just a reminder, Eden - Real once sold just 11 tickets for an away fixture against Granada in La Liga.

Perhaps he'll miss that famously strong English away support sooner, rather than later?  

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