6th October, 2019
Just as Real Madrid fans were busy celebrating their 4-2 LaLiga win over Granada, one of the team’s players, Eden Hazard was personally celebrating something extra and personal for himself – scoring his first LaLiga goal for his new team.
The star who came in for €100million from Chelsea in June not only scored his first goal but also provided an assist as Zinedine Zidane’s men pulled four points clear at the top.
Eden Hazard, whose early days at Real Madrid was plagued by injuries, said he was really pleased to get on the score sheet and the attacker hopes it is the first of many to come for the LaLiga giants.
“I am pleased with the win, when you play you want to score, but the crucial thing was getting the win. We are still top of the league, that was our aim,” Hazard told Real Madrid TV.
“It’s always difficult to get that first goal but once you get it, you have greater confidence to shoot and I hope to score lots of goals for this great club. It was important for me to score.
“It was a really hard-fought win because Granada played really well, they’re a strong side and that’s why they’re second in LaLiga, but we gave our all throughout the 90 minutes and won the game.
“There’s always room for improvement but that’s three important points.”
Aside from Hazard, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric and James Rodriguez also scored for Real Madrid, who were pegged back from 3-0 up to 3-2 before finally closing out their victory.
In the opinion of Madrid’s full-back Dani Carvajal, his side needed to close out matches better after this Granada scare.
“We have to correct this way of closing out matches at home. If we continue like this and don’t fix, it then points will end up being dropped next time,” he said, via Marca.
“It also happened against Levante and it has happened again. The feeling of winning 3-0 and then suffering isn’t a sign of reliability.
“We have to be more convincing, but we go into the break as leaders and we know the path to follow.”