Eden Hazard excited to help Real Madrid bounce back from Champions League struggle

Eden Hazard admitted he felt as if Real Madrid had won Tuesday’s clash with Borussia Monchengladbach after his first appearance of the season help his side rescue a draw against the German side.

Madrid, who had already lost their opening game of the tournament, were trailing 2-0 when Hazard made his long-awaited return from injury in the 70th minute.

His help sparked a comeback, as Karim Benzema pulled one back in the 87th-minute mark before Casemiro followed with the equaliser in the third minute of added time.

It was Hazard’s long-awaited return from injury and was clearly thrilled to be back on the pitch.

‘I’m here to play football, so after two or three months off of the pitch, I’m so happy,’ he told CBS. ‘I just want to play football. That’s why I’m here.

It’s like three points, but it’s not three points. We showed great character because to be 2-0 down, with just five minutes to play, I think we could score one more.

‘I could score one more, but I missed, but it felt like three points, like a victory.’

The draw still leaves Real Madrid at the bottom of group B with just one point but both Inter and Gladbach only have two.

‘[The start is] not that good, to be fair, but last year we showed after two games and one point we can go through,’ Hazard said.

‘We now have four games to lay, next one against Inter which is not so easy, but we are Real Madrid and we must show we can go through.’

Despite their Champions League group stage struggles, Real Madrid are sitting second in La Liga after a 3-1 victory in the El Clasico against Barcelona at Camp Nou last weekend.

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