Before the match against Espanyol, Zidane decided to meet with journalists. During the press conference, the French coach talked about the Hazard’s injury, Paul Pogba’s transfer, and many other things.
Eden Hazard won’t be able to play against Barcelona in December
French coach mentioned that Hazard is a significant player for Los Blancos. The coach noted that Hazard’s injury was easy at first glance. After a few medical examinations, Eden’s ankle seems very problematic. Zidane confirmed that Hazard would take two-three weeks to recover from injury. So, according to schedule, Real Madrid can’t get help from Belgian players against Valencia and Barcelona.
Injuries of Gareth Bale and Marcelo
Zidane said that it’s sad to see players with injuries. The legendary coach hoped for a fast recovery for every player having the damage. Zinedine told me that it’s heartbreaking to see high-quality players missing games because of injury.
Zidane confirmed that Marcelo wouldn’t be able to play against Espanyol and Valencia. It’s tough to schedule for Real Madrid, and the coach hoped for excellent results without Brazilian defender.
Gareth Bale will be absent on Saturday. The coach said that Gareth had a micro discomfort in the ankle during the match against Alaves. Frenchman noted that Bale was not training all weeks and joined the leading team to train only on Friday.
Bale is set to miss the clash against Espanyol. At the same time, Bale will be ready for the match against Valencia and Barcelona.
Transfer of Paul Pogba in Real Madrid
Zidane said that nothing is impossible for Real Madrid. Frenchman noted that Paul Pogba is indeed the extra class player. According to Zidane, it’s better to focus on the current squad for this moment. Real Madrid can’t buy players in the middle of the season, so Pogba’s case is closed for now.
The French coach is a big fan of Paul Pogba. The player and coach met each other in Dubai during October. Pogba has an injury and can join Real Madrid in the summer of 2020.