5 Real Madrid players Carlo Ancelotti needs to trust more

Real Madrid, Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /
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Real Madrid, Eden Hazard
Real Madrid, Eden Hazard (Photo by Alvaro Medranda/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images) /

3. Eden Hazard

On number three, we have a player who, like Luka Jovic, seems to be on his way out of the club very soon. He was the marquee signing, someone who was brought in as a replacement to the great Cristiano Ronaldo and was given his number 7 shirt. Alas, the two have written very different stories during their time with the club. I am talking about Real Madrid’s Belgian number 7, Eden Hazard.

When I move to the top three, I mean serious business. When I say Eden Hazard should be trusted more, I say so because he has impressed me with his efforts recently. I think he should be the one starting in place of Marco Asensio on the right flank alongside Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior.

Hazard has dropped a few astute performances lately. First, he won the game for Real Madrid against Elche in the Copa del Rey last 16 stages with an extra-time goal, finished from yards away from a tight angle after rounding the keeper. Then, he played well against Elche in the very next game in the league.

It was after this when the problem began. Firstly, Rodrygo Goes has been an inconsistent player for Real Madrid. He seems to take two steps back whenever he takes a step forward. Hazard could’ve started the game against Athletic Club in the Copa instead he was left as an unused substitute in a game that required more attacking initiative.

In the next game, Ancelotti had to swallow his pride and bring on Hazard with 25 minutes remaining. Even in so little time, he was able to place two key passes and create opportunities. I agree, Marco Asensio won that game for Real Madrid but he was a ghost for 70 minutes. Relatively, Hazard made the most of his 25 minutes.

Fast forward to the next game, Asensio gets his start. And, it is beyond me to tell you why. Eden Hazard again gets only eight minutes to play even then he places a key pass, completes a cross, and manages to create a big scoring chance. Guess who starts against PSG? Right, Asensio. It simply cannot continue in this manner, if Real Madrid is to win another trophy this season, Carlo Ancelotti will have to trust his squad. Eden Hazard should be a good player to start with. If we end up bottling LaLiga, I guess this season will hurt more than the last one which went trophyless under Zinedine Zidane.