Real Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has identified the moment the relationship between teammate Eden Hazard's and manager Carlo Ancelotti fractured.
According to Courtois, Hazard was sad after Ancelotti failed to feature him in Real Madrid's squad following his participation at the 2022 FIFA World Cup for Belgium national team.
Hazard has endured a miserable time at Real Madrid because of injuries and inconsistency.
The 32-year-old has not played a single minute of La Liga or Champions League action since his return from the World Cup, despite being fit to play.
The 32-year-old joined Los Blancos from Chelsea in a €100 million deal back in 2019.
Speaking on the development, Courtois admitted, in comments carried by MD,
"He [Hazard] thought he was going to play after the World Cup, that he was going to have a chance, but he didn't and then it's true that he was sad."