Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and captain Sergio Ramos have spoken to Eden Hazard behind the scenes, according to Don Balon.
The 30-year-old was caught on camera laughing with Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma.
Hazard’s actions of laughing with old friends at the full-time whistle after Real Madrid were knocked out of the Champions League in the semi-finals by Chelsea have been met with a great deal of anger back in Madrid.
The Belgian now faces an uphill task to win over the Los Blancos supporters, who must have already thought that he had been a waste of money.
Don Balon believe that both Perez and Ramos have spoken to Hazard since the incident, reminding him of the significance of the badge he wears on his chest and warning him against making the same mistake again.
There’s little doubt that Hazard will learn from his mistakes, but we all know what the Real Madrid fans are like.
And who knows what sort of reception he’ll get when they return to the Santiago Bernabeu.
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