Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos does not think “pity” can be used to describe Eden Hazard’s situation at the club as the Belgian struggles to play.
Since moving to the La Liga club in 2019, Hazard has struggled with his fitness and fallen out of favour under Carlo Ancelotti.
The Chelsea legend does not even get chances to step on the pitch in most games and has refused to entertain the idea of leaving the club.
Zinedine Zidane signed the Belgian for the club and was his last supportive manager, but fans are not so happy with how Hazard is being treated now and believe he deserves better.
It is easy to pity the attacker, considering he was one of the best players in the world not so long ago.
However, Kroos does not believe that word is suitable to use for his situation.
‘Compassion is out of place in football. I don’t think Eden has a bad life,’ Kroos said, as reported by AS Diario.
‘You can pity people who are clearly going through it worse.
‘It’s not about money, I just haven’t felt sorry for anyone in football.
‘Of course, the situation has been difficult for a long time, but at the end of the day, everyone is to some extent responsible for their own situation.
‘That’s why I think pity is out of place.
‘I know Eden very well, we talk often, but I only pity people who are in very bad situations and Eden is not one of them.’
When you make £470,000 per week, it is hard for anyone to pity you even if you do not get to play enough games and that is the situation with Hazard now.
As long as Vinicius Junior continues to do well, we expect the Belgian to keep spending time on the bench in Madrid.