Zinedine Zidane has said former Chelsea star, Eden Hazard “needed a club like Real Madrid”, to take his game to the next level.
Hazard is set to make his Madrid debut in an International Champions Cup clash against Bayern Munich in Houston.
The 28-year-old signed a five-year deal with the LaLiga club in June, after the Premier League club agreed to his transfer wish.
Zidane, speaking ahead of the pre-season fixture, suggested that the Spanish outfit was a bigger club than Chelsea.
“He’s a decisive player. He scores goals and makes a difference.
“He’s shown that throughout his career and now we have him. We will take advantage of his qualities.
“I’m very happy with him. Eden needed a club like Real Madrid to improve. This club has something special and we all know it.
“When I arrived at Real Madrid, I was 29 and I still had a lot left. I spent five years here as a player and improved things. Eden’s situation is the same.
“We know the type of player he is and that he can give us a lot,” Zidane said.