Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane, has reacted to forward Eden Hazard’s laughing following their Champions League semi-final second-leg 2-0 defeat against Chelsea last Wednesday.
Hazard struggled to make an impact against his former club and then angered those connected with Real Madrid after television cameras caught him laughing with Kurt Zouma just minutes after the full-time whistle at Stamford Bridge.
Reacting, Zidane said that Hazard apologized to Real Madrid players for laughing and joking after their Champions League defeat to Chelsea, adding that it was not his intention to hurt anyone.
“Hazard knows what he has to do on the pitch, and he is going to do it, we spoke the other day after the game to say that he apologized for the reaction, with me, with the club, with the players,” Zidane said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Real Madrid’s LaLiga clash with Sevilla on Sunday.
“It’s over and we have to focus. In football, that is most important for us and the end of the season.
“He has apologized for the other day and has done well, it was not his intention to hurt anyone, and he said so.
“He is a Real Madrid player and he will compete for Real Madrid.
“All the players reach the heart of Real Madrid, it is true that at the moment, it has not been possible to see the Hazard that people want to see but I think he will take it forward.
“It is a complicated moment because of everything that has happened, but he has a contract and he wants to succeed here. I hope that soon he will show what he is as a player.”