You can’t win if the best players don’t perform. There have been cases of great talents that have ended up eclipsing the field of play despite being supported by their fans.
Eden Hazard’s career turned into a nightmare after joining Real Madrid from Chelsea in 2019. His career at Chelsea was great and that’s when he opted to move to Real Madrid.
The hype for his signing for Madrid was unimaginable and some of his followers build castles in the air by beating their chests and stating that Hazard was going to be a key player in Madrid.
Truth be told, Hazard has only scored four goals for Madrid in 51 appearances for the Spanish giants.
Life was never the same again for Philippe Coutinho after he left Liverpool for Barcelona in 2018 in a shocking turn of events.
Things didn’t work out for Coutinho in Barcelona as he ended up scoring 17 goals in 76 appearances. Barcelona couldn’t take it anymore and he was sent on loan to Aston Villa in 2022 before making a permanent move.
He impressed at Villa during his early days at the club, but then reverted to old Philippe.
Pierre-Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is having a tough time at Chelsea after leaving Barcelona for The Blues. The Gabonese striker has scored just one goal in just 8 appearances for The Blues.
His move to Chelsea sparked mixed reactions, with most of his supporters hyping him up and stating that he was going to be a valuable player for Chelsea. Aubameyang is often on the Chelsea bench even in big games.
Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Al-Nassr after enduring a nightmare in England during his second spell with Manchester United. His return to England brought joy to United fans.
His first season with the Red Devils was successful, but things didn’t work out during the second season. His game was demoted and Erik ten Hag began to bench him.
Ten Hag couldn’t bear to see Ronaldo miss simple chances, but there were other players on the bench who could capitalize on chances.
Georginio Gregion Emile Wijnaldum
Georginio Wijnaldum left England for PSG after conquering England but ended up regretting his choice to go to France.
Wijnaldum is a great player, but he failed to impress at PSG and Mauricio Pochettino ended up leaving him out of the starting eleven.
Wijnaldum moved to Roma at the end of his first season with the Parisians, but was injured after playing one match for Roma.