Eden Hazard says he is not worried about shirt number or penalty kick responsibilities at Real Madrid, but rather fitting in with his new team-mates now that he’s finally with the club.
The Belgian completed a €100 million (£88m/$112m) move from Chelsea last week, putting an end to months of speculation leading him to the club.
Hazard is the face of that movement and, while he will likely go down as this summer’s marquee signing, he insists that he isn’t coming to Madrid to ruffle feathers.
Case in point is the discussion of what shirt number he will choose, with Luka Modric currently holding onto the No. 10, a number Hazard says he will willingly give up.
“I’ve talked to Modric through Kovacic. I jokingly asked him if he could leave me No.10, he said no, I have to find another number,” Hazard said on Thursday.
“For me the number is not important, but to play with this shirt, with this badge.”
Hazard also says he will not push on to take penalties for Real Madrid, with several other penalty-takers already in-house.