believes Eden Hazard
needed to join a club of Real Madrid's stature to take his game to the next level.
Hazard sensationally left Chelsea
after seven trophy-laden years to join Los Blancos
in a £150million deal earlier this summer.
The Belgian had been flirting with Real over a move for over a year and was finally granted his wish after becoming a fan favourite among the Blues faithful.
Zidane commended the 28-year-old on taking the leap before aiming an unsubtle and unintentional jibe at the forward's former club on Saturday ahead of Real's pre-season friendly with Bayern Munich.
'He's a decisive player,' Zidane said. 'He scores goals and makes a difference.
'He's shown that throughout his career and now we have him. We will take advantage of his qualities.
'I'm very happy with him. Eden needed a club like Real Madrid to improve. This club has something special and we all know it.
'When I arrived at Real Madrid, I was 29 and I still had a lot left. I spent five years here as a player and improved things. Eden's situation is the same.
'We know the type of player he is and that he can give us a lot.'
Hazard is set to make his debut for Real at the International Champions Cup against Bayern.