Real Madrid v Real Sociedad

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It was a bit odd for me when I left Madrid for the first time to join Rayo on loan three years ago; that felt unusual after spending practically all of my life at one club but I've grown used to it now, and as soon as the game kicks off I will be trying to do as best as I can for my team.

The Belgian global was on the cover of a major Spanish daily today, and that vanilla soundbite above may be grabbing the headlines right now in relation to this story, but the real substance, the true takeaway here, is what Hazard had to say about Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane lashed out at critics favouring Isco's exit on Friday ahead of his side's La Liga clash with Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Nine goals in 17 La Liga games so far this season has Ronaldo now on course for his lowest goalscoring return since he joined Madrid in 2009.

Zinedine Zidane's time as Real Madrid manager appears to be drawing to a close and Los Blancos appear to have already identified a replacement for the Frenchman. But the 47-year-old does not want to take over at Stamford Bridge until the summer.

"We are happy (with Ronaldo)", Zidane told reporters.

Real Sociedad midfielder Sergio Canales admits his time with Real Madrid was frustrating.

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Hart posted three consecutive double-doubles (15 and 14 vs Brooklyn, 14 and 11 vs. It was a surprise, but at the same time, I am happy to have a new start.

"I want Isco to spend all his career here".

Real Madrid are a different beast in the European Cup and so too is Cristiano Ronaldo.

Florentino Perez is known for wanting Hazard, seeing as Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have struggled with injuries and form, while Cristiano Ronaldo has not been scoring as much as previously. The goalkeeper does not pump the ball forward but rather they try to play it out from the back.

"We know it'll be tough but we're not anxious".

"We're just focused on this game". But they have won their last games against Real Sociedad at home easily, and I don't expect that to change. Every player here is a quality footballer, we have an extremely strong squad and that's very important. "When you do the most complicated thing, which is come back to lead, you can't draw with five minutes to go".

However, Real have crumbled this season, crashing out of the Copa del Rey and enduring a miserable domestic campaign.

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