Some also connected the dots to suggest that Leo was named after Lionel Messi, and therefore is in line to enjoy a fruitful career as a footballer. One supporter tweeted: “Leo Messi + Eden Hazard = Leo Hazard.”
Former Blues hero Hazard has hardly featured for Madrid this season, with his recurring injury problems and fitness concerns meaning that Carlo Ancelotti has hardly called upon the former Belgium international.
Speaking about his breakdown in communications with Ancelotti, who has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, Hazard said: “There is respect between us. But I'm not going to say that we talk to each other because we don't talk to each other. But there will always be respect. Even if tomorrow, he doesn't make me play anymore. I have to have respect for a guy like Carlo Ancelotti. What he represents for football, what he has done in his career, there is no problem.”