Hazard is well aware that Vinicius is ahead of him in the pecking order

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Eden Hazard and Vinicius Junior.

Eden Hazard has failed to live up to expectations as a Real Madrid player owing to his frequent injuries, which have resulted in a decrease in his recent performances.

The Belgium international is aware that his spot in the starting line-up is not secure due to Vinicius Junior's great start to the season ahead of Real Madrid's return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu to face Celta Vigo on Sunday night. Hazard last played at Los Blancos' stadium on February 16, 2019, although much has changed from his initial few months with the club, and he is no longer regarded an obvious starter.

Carlo Ancelotti tried to provide Hazard with a confidence boost at the start of the season and started the 30-year-old in Real Madrid's first two matches of the 2021/22 campaign. 

Hazard openly admitted that he owes Real Madrid a debt of gratitude after the club paid heavily to sign him from Chelsea in the summer of 2019, and he also expressed his desire to regain his form in the dressing room and in front of his coach. Meanwhile, Ancelotti has placed his confidence in the Belgium international, but he is not willing to halt Vinicius' progress.

- Source: Marca
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Ceferin: I wouldn't mind if Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus left CL

Aleksander Ceferin has stressed that the potential departure of the three European Super League rebels - Real MadridBarcelona and Juventus - would not be a worry for UEFA.

The UEFA president explained that he can't understand their decision to form a new European league while also being willing to feature in the Champions League this season.

"I would not mind if they left," Ceferin said in an interview published this weekend in Der Spiegel. "It is very funny that they want to create a new competition and at the same time they want to play in the Champions League this season.

Ceferin hit out at Real Madrid president Florentino Perez by making reference to Los Blancos' failed move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe.

"[He] is criticising [UEFA] and saying that the club can only survive with a Super League and then is trying to sign Kylian Mbappe for 180 million euros," Ceferin noted.

The UEFA president also revealed that he was threatened during a call with a Super League advisor, who suggested that UEFA could organise the new competition.When Ceferin rejected the idea, he was told that the interested clubs had a lot of money and influence and that they were going to sue him if he did not give in.

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