Toni Kroos insists he has no sympathy for Eden Hazard
Toni Kroos has said he has no sympathy for Eden Hazard over his playing time, saying that there are people much worse off than the Belgian forward.
The former Chelsea man has struggled for form, fitness and playing time since making a mega money move to Real Madrid in 2019. This season has played just 98 minutes of La Liga football, failing to contribute a single goal or assist in the league in that short time on the pitch.
Speaking to RTBF recently, Hazard lamented his lack of game time, stating: “I want to play. I want to have fun on the field.
“Training is good but what keeps us alive are the matches. I hope deep inside me that I can bring something and that the coach is still counting on me, I hope. We'll see if I'm still going to play by the end of the season. I doubt a little. It's up to me to show him in training that he can call on me.”
His teammate Kroos, however, has admitted he has no sympathy for the forward, telling Eleven Belgium: “Of course it is a difficult situation, but pity is misplaced in football.
“I don't believe Eden has a bad life. You can feel sorry for people who have it much worse than him. It's not about money, I don't feel sorry for anyone in football.
“It's a tricky situation, yes. And it's been a long time. But in the end, everyone is partly responsible for their own situation. I know Eden very well, we are often together. But I feel sorry for people who have it very bad and Eden is not one of them.“
Real Madrid face off against arch rivals Barcelona in El Clasico this weekend.