Thibaut Courtois, former teammate of Eden Hazard at Belgian selection (between 2011 and 2022) and at Real Madrid (between 2019 and 2023), did not miss paying tribute to his recently retired compatriot. And for a Red Devils goalkeeper, it’s no surprise to see Hazard hang up his boots at the age of 32.
“No, it was not a surprise, we went out to eat together in September and I already felt that it was on her mind, even though she had received many offers. I just didn’t know when he was going to announce it. Naturally it’s a bit of a shame because Eden Hazard is a special player, it’s a shame that he is no longer a footballer. But it’s his choice. His career was long, as he started very early as a professional at Lille. So in the end, he had a good career. We should be happy with what he has done for our country and the world of football. (…) Small injuries are always a shame for all players. I would have loved to see him play at Real Madrid like he did at Chelsea but sometimes it doesn’t go according to plan. It’s part of football”he announced rtbf,