Eden Hazard has overcome injury and may play for Real Madrid for the first time in Germany after a complicated 2019/20 campaign where he was unable to find consistency due to injuries.
Eden Hazard is included in Real Madrid’s match with Monchengladbach
Zinedine Zidane has included Eden Hazard in Real Madrid’s team against Borussia Monchengladbach but did not disclose whether the Belgium international will participate in their second Champions League game this season. Hazard has overcome injury and may play for Real Madrid for the first time in Germany after a complicated 2019/20 campaign where he was unable to find consistency due to injuries. “If Hazard is with us, it is because he is healthy and that is good news in overall,” Zidane told the reporters. “We’re all glad he’s with us. Tomorrow we’ll see how we can use him. It is very positive news for us.” Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in Saturday’s Clásico at Camp Nou, and Zidane stressed that he wants his team to perform equally well in Germany to capture their first three points in Europe this season.
Zidane believes that he has alternatives to the right-back positions
“We look at things in the context of what we did over the weekend, playing a good match for 90 minutes as a team,” Zidane added. “We fought and played well, and that’s what we have to do tomorrow. Stay focused and fight because it is going to be a tough match. We are playing difficult teams every three days”. After injuries to Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola, Nacho Fernandez also picked up a knock in the Clásico and will not play against Borussia Monchengladbach. However, Zidane believes he still has alternatives to the right-back position. “We know that the season is long and we will need every player,” Zidane continued. “I always said that because there are players who always want to play.”
“While it’s true to say that we had problems on the right, there are other players that can play there and that won’t be a problem”. A video has emerged in which Isco is allegedly complaining to his teammates about his playing time during the game with Barcelona. Asked about the incident, Zidane made it clear that he was the one who decided on the starting eleven. “Isco wants to play like all players, and that is a positive thing,” Zidane said. “The players always want to play, and although it doesn’t depend on them, they have to be ready to play. It has always been the case with this team. The players are all well prepared, and then I have to decide on the starting XI, and that won’t change.”