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15 October, Tuesday


Hazard can't replace Ronaldo - Wenger says

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Arsene Wenger is not convinced Eden Hazard can replace Cristiano Ronaldo as Real Madrid's chief goalscorer but has backed him to succeed in the Spanish capital.

Hazard joined from Chelsea in the summer and has scored once for Los Blancos in six matches.

"He will be the answer but not in replacing Ronaldo that is for sure," Wenger told beIN Sports (h/t MailOnline's Will Griffee). "They need another goalscorer in Real Madrid because Benzema is now 32, and if they had someone younger around him to score the goals, maybe they could do very well."

Wenger shared the opinion that the Belgian is not yet firing on all cylinders:

"Eden Hazard is an exceptional player to create chances to sometimes finish when he needs to do in big games.

"He's not scared of anybody—I don't think Real have yet to see the real Hazard. He's not as sharp physically as he can be."

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