Ancelotti greets Hazard and Xwamini after the Club America friendly

Los Angeles: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said the star Belgian Eden Hazard, the star of the royal team, is a “great player” that the Spanish soccer giant needs. Hazard scored a penalty during Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw against Club America of Mexico in the friendly between them early Wednesday morning in San Francisco, United States, as part of preparations for the Real for the start of the new football season. Hazard hasn’t shown the desired level since he joined Real Madrid from Chelsea in 2019, amid a string of consecutive injuries, as he has only participated in 66 games and scored 6 goals. in 3 seasons. The 31-year-old Belgian midfielder is back in form and promised earlier this week to show his best for Real next season. Ancelotti hopes to prepare Hazard well during the preparatory season for Real, before entering the new season. “We need these matches to try to give Hazard minutes because he is a great player that we need,” Ancelotti told reporters. “So I use these matches to give him the minutes,” added Ancelotti. He has improved his performance compared to the first game ”. Real will play another friendly in the American tour against Juventus in Pasadena next Saturday, before playing the European Super Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt. in Germany, on 10 August, and the new season of the Spanish league will begin four days later. Ancelotti continues to know his team during the pre-season, in particularly the two new agreements that the team has concluded questsummer, namely the German Antonio Rudiger and the French Aurelien Chuamini. Ancelotti spoke of Chuamini, saying: “His performance as a defensive midfielder is different from that of Casemiro, who is more in the position than him. Tchwamini has the ability and quality to play more in attack. He has also improved in ball handling. ”The game saw the veteran star Frenchman Karim Benzema scoring a goal with a superb shot from outside area penalty in the 22nd minute of the match. Benzema, who scored 44 goals last season in all competitions for clubhasn’t played official matches since last May, enjoying a longer break thinking about the World Cup in Qatar at the end of quest’year. “Benzema is in good shape, even if he does little training, “said Ancelotti.” It is clear that he still has to improve his fitness. But we are proceeding according to the set times and we are working hard ”. Ancelotti concluded his speech by saying: “After facing Juventus, we will reduce the pressure a bit to be in shape for the Super Cup “. (Exhibition DBA / Statistics)