Eden Hazard admitted he is looking forward to working with Carlo Ancelotti, who was appointed as the new Real Madrid boss earlier this week.
Things have not gone according to plan for Hazard since signing for Los Blancos from Chelsea in 2018 in a £103million deal. The Belgian has spent more time on the sidelines, injured, than playing for the team, but admitted he is hoping to change that and revive his career under the new boss.
Hazard told RTBF: "Everyone at Real Madrid knows what Ancelotti has brought to the club. He won the Champions League with this group and he knows a lot of the players. We know that he is a coach with a lot of experience.
"He knows the city and the fans. I think we can do great things together. I don't know him personally, but from what I've heard of him he's a very nice person who just wants to win, and that's what we all want. We'll have the chance to work together. It's good news for me."
Hazard also heaped praise on Zinedine Zidane, who chose to leave the club after losing out on the LaLiga title to Atletico Madrid and ended the season trophyless. He added: "It was great to be around him every day as Real Madrid's coach. To be coached by your idol, there's nothing better."
Ancelotti was asked about Hazard's future during his introductory press conference, as he continues to battle injuries while trying to find his best form, and said: "Hazard is a top player, he has had injury problems and hasn't shown his top potential yet here. I believe he can do that next year. He wants to and is motivated."