Vinicius Junior talked up Eden Hazard after Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over RCD Mallorca.
The Belgian made his first start after suffering an ankle fracture against Paris Saint-Germain in February.
Both players combined well during the game as Vinicius opened the books for Real. Sergio Ramos wrapped up all three points with a wonderful freekick from distance. A perfect record of four wins in four games put the Galacticos back on top of Barcelona in the La Liga title race.
“I am very happy with today’s match. We have worked a lot at home to get to our best version,” Vinicius said, via the club’s website. “As for me, I think I’m the same as before the break, but it’s true that I worked a lot at home to be physically well.
“This is like a World Cup with few games and we have to be focused from the beginning. I always try to improve in all aspects. The coaching staff always helps me a lot to improve and I want to continue evolving at Real Madrid. Hazard is easy to play [with] because he is a great player and today was the first time that [Zinedine] Zidane has brought us together. It went very well.”
Hazard has drawn criticism for his lacklustre performances this season. Fans thought he would make an immediate impact since his £120 million switch from Chelsea last summer. It has been a season of adjustments while going through quite a few injury issues for Hazard but he is slowly, coming into his own in the La Liga.