The Belgium international endured a heavy knock in a 1-0 victory over Espanyol and missed a victory over Getafe on Thursday.
Hazard is having problems
Eden Hazard will sit out the LaLiga match of Real Madrid Vs. Athletic club, as it is not entirely suitable, head coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday. The Belgium international endured a heavy knock in a 1-0 victory over Espanyol and missed a victory over Getafe on Thursday. Madrid could extend the lead over Barcelona in the upper part of LaLiga to seven points if they won at Athletic on Sunday before the Catalans face Villarreal. Still, Zidane is not ready to risk with Hazard, which could put under threatened his chances of ending the season. “Eden having a hard time now, and we don’t want to risk anything, and he is the first to agree,” Zidane said. “I hope it’s a small thing, and we can see him again before the end of the league season.
Eden wants to help the team
“He has gone for three or four days, and I hope he overcomes it quickly. It’s day by day; we know nothing more than a strong blow. Some know the doctors and the medics. They are very competent people. It was a blow against Espanyol, and it is a matter of several days. “Injuries overshadowed Hazard’s first season at Madrid since his move from Chelsea for €100 million. The 29-year-old has started only 13 league games in 2019-20. “The Hazard thing is the sort of thing we don’t want to happen, that’s the worst thing for me,” Zidane said. “It’s not just me. There are a lot of people here to help the player. It is his first year for Eden, and he wants to help the team. And when he cannot do this, he is not happy.
“I don’t think he is afraid of injuries; what he wants is to be good enough to play. If he does not look 100 percent, it is a problem for him and everyone, because we love him to the maximum. Last time Los Blancos won the title in 2016-17 during the previous Zidane lead spell, and the head coach does not take anything for granted, despite their advantage at the summit. “Players know that it is a difficult, complicated, long competition and that those who did this before the show that they want to go for everything”. “There is no euphoria because we have not won anything. There are work and commitment to do it well and try to win matches.”