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The Belgian has struggled to make an impact since arriving at the Bernabeu for an assortment of reasons but is anticipating to improve next season.

Eden Hazard understands he has fought in his first effort at Real Madrid but says his victory in the Spanish capital has to be analysed following season.

The Belgium international moved from Chelsea to Madrid in the summer for a fee of $100 million (#88m/$112m) – but has struggled to make an impression in the Bernabeu due to persistent injury.

Hazard has only managed one goal and five assists from 15 appearances in all competitions and recognises he hasn’t been at his very best.

But the 29-year-old believes he is going to be prepared to have an effect in his second season and his success could be decided then.

“My first season at Madrid is poor, but not everything is bad,” Hazard told RTBF.

“It’s an adaptation season. I’ll be judged at the second. It’s up to me to be in good shape next year.

“The group is great, I’ve met new folks. For me, it is an excellent experience. I still have four decades of the contract, I expect to be in great form.”

Hazard is in isolation in his Madrid home – like the rest of the Spanish population – as the country battles an outbreak of coronavirus.

Spain now has a death toll of 3,647 from COVID-19 using a total of almost 50,000 cases reported.

Hazard admitted to being concerned about the pandemic – particularly about the health of dependent individuals – and urged everyone to be cautious.

“I am not saying I can not catch it, but I am inside the house, nobody is coming, we can not see anybody,” he said.

“I’m somewhat scared, like everybody else, but I particularly need to be careful not to pass it on to others [if I do it], that’s the most delicate thing.

“We have to look after ourselves. I am concerned about poorer people, who have more problems, yes.”

The coronavirus crisis has forced the suspension of Euro 2020, with the championship pushed back until June 2021.

Hazard revealed he would have been fit to play in the championship had to start in June despite currently nursing an ankle injury.

He also understood enthusiast disappointment in the postponement of Euro 2020 but insisted it had to be done.

“I’d intended to play [in Euro 2020]. We will all have another year in 2021, which is a shame, but my ankle will permit me to return to maintain shape,” Hazard said.

“I think it’s hard for the fans because they wish to find an international tournament every summer, for them, it’s a shame.

“But I also feel there are priorities in life that force us to cancel. We’re like everyone else, I will wait until the following calendar year.”