Zidane to MARCA in 2010: Hazard is the star of the future

Zinedine Zidane has been a fan of Eden Hazard for a long time, even labelling him a superstar as far back as 2010.

Now the French coach has his man nine years later and he was right, as the Belgian did become a top talent at Chelsea.

“Hazard is the star of the future,” Zidane told MARCA back in that interview held in April of 2010.

“He is very good and will get even better.

“I would bring him to Real Madrid with my eyes closed.”

Hazard was thrilled to be given such praise by a legend like Zidane and responded to that MARCA interview.

“Thanks Zizou, it’s flattering for someone like him to speak so well of me,” Hazard told MARCA that same month.

“That impacts my soul.”

In the following years both men have regularly spoken highly of each other and now they’ll finally get to work together.