Eden Hazard has apologised to Real Madrid fans after he was seen laughing and joking with Chelsea players following his team's elimination in the UEFA Champions League.
A video of the Madrid forward having fun with his former teammates after Madrid's semi-final loss on Thursday attracted a lot of attention in Spain, upsetting fans who loudly complained against him on social media.
Hazard was one of the Madrid players who performed poorly in the 2-0 defeat in London.
"I am sorry. I have read lots of opinions about me today and it was not my intention to offend the Real Madrid fans," Hazard said in a statement on Instagram.
"It has always been my dream to play for Real Madrid and I came here to win.
"The season is not over and together we must now battle for La Liga! Hala Madrid!"
Chelsea will now meet Manchester City in an all-England Champions League final.