LIGA - Courtois on Hazard: We cannot forget him that he is just any player
Eden Hazard, according to Thibaut Courtois, still wants to be a success at Real Madrid and cannot be written off as a failure.
Hazard has not started a game since Madrid's upset home defeat to Sheriff in September, an opponent they will face again in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Hazard's professionalism has been commended by Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, although he stated last month that he "prefers other players" at the moment.
"I have known Eden for many years and his dream has always been to play for Real Madrid so he feels sad that it's not going how he wants it to," said Courtois in a press conference.
"I do not see him as someone with his head down, I see him training to the maximum because he wants to be successful.
"He will play when the boss puts him on but I am sure that his day will come, because we cannot forget the quality that Eden has. These days we forget very quickly the talent of the players, this quality and this talent does not go away.
"We cannot forget him or kill him or think that he is just any player, because he is not."