Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 15 October 2019

Real Madrid fans deny 'we want Mbappe' chant is insult to Eden Hazard

Video of fans singing Kylian Mbappe's name heard during Belgian's public unveiling at Bernabeu on Thursday

Real Madrid fans were filmed chanting "we want Mbappe" at Eden Hazard's unveiling at the Bernabeu on Thursday it has been revealed.

The footage, which has been viewed over a million times on social media, saw a section of the crowd chanting "Queremos a Mbappe" during Thursday night's presentation of the new 150 million euro (£130 million) signing from Chelsea.

Paris Saint-Germain and France star Kylian Mbappe has been consistently linked with a move to the Spanish giants as they attempt to rebuild their squad.

Real fan Alex, who filmed the clip, told Press Association the chant had not been intended as a slight on Hazard.

"We were waiting for Hazard for almost one hour and a half and everyone sang different songs and this was one," he said.

"We weren't complaining. The opposite. We were excited for the new signings and we just asked for more. That's how Real Madrid works."

Hazard refused to be drawn on rumours about a move for Mbappe or Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

He said: "Pogba and Mbappe are among the best players out there and I want to play with the best, but I'm not the one who decides - we'll see what's going to happen in the future."

Updated: June 14, 2019 06:42 PM

SHARE

SHARE