Eden Hazard has issued an apology to Actual Madrid followers for laughing with a former Chelsea teammate after his aspect’s Champions League exit.
The Actual Madrid winger was seen guffawing with Kurt Zouma after failing to go away his mark in a 2-Zero semi-final defeat at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
On his Instagram Story, Hazard wrote: “I’m sorry.
“I’ve learn a lot of opinions about me at present and it was not my intention to offend the Actual Madrid followers.
“It has at all times been my dream to play for Actual Madrid and I got here right here to win.
“The season is just not over and collectively we should now battle for LaLiga! Hala Madrid!”
Hazard has been closely criticised again in Spain, with El Chiringuito TV presenter calling the 30-year-old’s behaviour ‘unacceptable’.
talkSPORT’s Darren Gough has sympathised with Hazard by claiming he was simply laughing together with his ‘greatest mate’, whereas Durham took a dim view of it.
Goughie instructed Thursday’s Drivetime: “The sport is completed. It’s 10 minutes after it, Hazard’s greatest mate when he was at Chelsea was Zouma.
“That’s the one he was laughing with. It’s his greatest mate! What do you assume Mason Mount and Declan Rice do after a sport after they play in opposition to one another?
“There may be at all times a winner or a loser. It occurs! They’ve misplaced, he can’t take that again. What would you like him to do, cry as a result of he’s on TV?”
Durham argued: “It’s a Champions League semi-final, that’s why [it matters]. Rice and Mount aren’t going to fulfill in a Champions League semi-final.
“I’ll inform you what the issue to that is. There was an enormous response to this in Madrid. They’re upset as a result of they’ve misplaced. That’s the pure response.
“If you’ve misplaced such an enormous sport and also you’ve performed so badly, the conventional response is to not have fun together with your mate.
“You may wish to do this in some unspecified time in the future, however absolutely your pure, regular response is to be devastated.”
Goughie then responded: “So if somebody makes you chuckle, you cease your self from laughing purely since you’ve misplaced?
“‘I higher not chuckle as a result of I’m on TV and all of the Actual Madrid pundits are going to nail me as a result of I haven’t had an awesome sport.’”
Durham has questioned whether or not failing to achieve a Champions League closing even bothered Hazard.
He defined: “The accidents have been an enormous downside for him, however then you definately have a look at the health regime he might need – has that contributed to it?
“The purpose is, whether or not you’re on TV or not is irrelevant, your pure response whenever you lose is you shouldn’t be laughing.
“What’s going to make you chuckle if you happen to’ve simply gone out of a Champions League semi-final? He’s by no means received the Champions League! Is he not bothered?”
Goughie replied: “After all he’s bothered. To say he isn’t bothered is garbage. His greatest mate has made him chuckle and he’s laughed again at him.
“That’s it. He’s nonetheless distraught. I’m defending him as a result of it’s a step too far. He had a poor sport, there’s little doubt about it.
“He’s met his greatest mate after the sport, who didn’t get on, and that’s what they have been most likely laughing at. I don’t know. I’m not right here to slaughter Eden Hazard on that.”
Durham ended the talk by jovially saying: “That sounds hilarious, that, ‘I didn’t get on – ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!’ Hilarious.”