Eden Hazard has issued an apology to Los Blancos fan after he was slammed for laughing with his former Chelsea team-mates on the pitch following Madrid’s Champions League exit on Wednesday.
Hazard, who scored 110 goals with 78 assists in 352 appearances for Chelsea returned to Stamford Bridge for the first time since his huge £90million transfer to Spain in 2019.
The Belgian, whose stats from the second-leg semi-final clash showed he was Madrid’s hardest-working player – was seen smiling and laughing with his former colleagues Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy at full-time.
His reaction after the 2-0 loss – which saw Thomas Tuchel’s side book their place in the Istanbul final with a 3-1 aggregate victory – saw fans take to social media to vent their frustration.
Hazard has since taken to Instagram to issue an apology, saying it wasn’t his ‘intention to offend Real Madrid fans’ and that it is a ‘dream’ to play for the club.
Hazard took to his Instagram story to say: ‘I am sorry. I have read a lot of opinions about me today and it wasn’t my intention to offend Real Madrid fans.
‘It has always been my dream to play for Real Madrid and I came here to win.
‘The season is not over and together we must now battle for La Liga. Hala Madrid!’