Eden Hazard has revealed what he thinks is the difference between fans in Spain and England after making his headline transfer from Chelsea to Real Madrid over the summer.
The Belgian superstar ended his seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge to join the La Liga giants on a five-year deal in June.
And the 28-year-old feels that defeat means more to Spanish fans than it did when he was in the Premier League.
“At Chelsea when we lost, we were disappointed, like the fans, but I never felt it was a disaster, it’s different in Spain,” Hazard told UEFA.
“I think that here the fans are really fans, football is everything to them and they need players to give everything, in England there aren’t so many fans.
“Of course, people there like football and everyone be that young people, adults or teenagers are really interested in football, but they aren’t so fanatical about their teams.“
The forward was speaking ahead of Real’s mouthwatering Champions League opener on away to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
After recovering from injury, Hazard made his debut for the club as he came off the bench in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Levante.
The ex-Lille star, who won two Premier League titles with Chelsea, will now be aiming to make his first start for Madrid as he aims to win the Champions League for the first time in his career.