The Belgian Real Sociedad midfielder is certain his compatriot will eventually shine at Real Madrid.

Adnan Januzaj has encouraged compatriot Eden Hazard to succeed at Real Madrid. The former Manchester United winger says he has "no doubts" that the former Chelsea star will eventually shine in Spain.

Hazard has suffered a series of injury issues since leaving Stamford Bridge for the Spanish capital. So far, it hasn't lived up to its high price tag. But Januzaj, who plays at Real Sociedad, is convinced that Hazard will end up doing well in the Iberian league.

"Maybe the people here in Spain don't know Eden well enough, but they will soon find out," he said in an interview with La Liga. "For me, he is one of the best footballers in the world. I have no doubts."

Januzaj knew Hazard with the Belgian selection. And within his Basque club, he rubs shoulders with another high-class player, in this case, David Silva. Once a rival in England when he played at City, Silva now provides advice to his young teammate. The ex-Spain international has played 16 games for the club in all competitions and has a lot to do with Real Sociedad occupying fifth place in La Liga.

"He is a player with a lot of technique," said Januzaj. “He's amazing for everything he's accomplished in his career. How he thinks about the pitch, he's different from the others. I play a lot like him. I see passes that other people don't see. , if you play with footballers who understand football like you, your understanding will improve as well. "

Januzaj's career has taken him across Europe, but it was at Manchester United that he made himself in the name during his four-year stint with the club. After scoring five goals in 63 appearances during his stint at Old Trafford, he moved to Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland for loan spells. In 2017 he joined Real Sociedad on a definitive transfer and he now has more than 100 appearances for the Spanish club.