Just an hour ago, Eden Hazard announced his retirement from professional football, at the age of 32. It is just heartbreaking to let the fact sink in that one of the greatest players to play the beautiful game retired at 32.
I was just watching his Prime clips just hours ago, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine his retirement would be today, I didn’t even think it would be for a couple years!
Prime Hazard was a MONSTER. He lived up to his name whenever the ball was in his possession. The madlad dribbled for fun, he scored the most insane of goals and made magical passes. There is no doubt that he was one of the best wingers to play in the Premier League.
He dominated the PL at Chelsea, lifting the PL trophy twice, the FA Cup once, the League Cup once and the Europa League twice, appearing 352 times, scoring 110 goals and assisting 92. He had the reign of terror.
Until it all fell down. In 2019, he moved to Real Madrid for an estimated €150M, just a year after Ronaldo’s deprature. On paper, it was perfect. Real needed a replacement for Ronaldo, and there he was, Eden Hazard. He was immediately given number 7. But luck was not with him, he faced too many injuries and was out for long. He only made 76 appearances during the four seasons he was at Real, and scored only 7 goals and assisted 12.
He could have moved on, but he chose not to, and I respect his decision
“You must listen to yourself and say stop at the right time.” - Eden Hazard
He has etched his legacy in history and it will never be forgotten. His Prime will be cherished as one of the best.
Cheers to the Hazard.
Happy retirement, King 💙