Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has admitted that winger, Eden Hazard is low on confidence after the Belgian delivered another poor performance during the Los Blancos 2-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao in the semifinal of the Spanish Supercup on Thursday.
Hazard who is Madrid's record signing has struggled so far in his time at the Bernabeu with the 30-year-old struggling with form and fitness issues. Infact, he has only managed to score only two goals this season, which has led to criticism aimed at him.
Zidane for his part has called for patience when it comes to Hazard, reiterating that the Belgian is a "great player".
"He needs to recover confidence, play a great game or score a goal, just to do something different. We know what a great player he is and we need to be patient with him as he is working hard. We are behind him and we must give him time. The fans want to see the best version of Eden so we must be patient. We're sticking with him and he really wants to step up. But today it wasn't just Eden, we're all in this together," he said post the game.
Despite his struggles, there was a bright light for him as he was on Thursday named as Belgian football's 125 years Ultimate Icon to celebrate the Royal Belgian Football Association's 125th anniversary.