Eden Hazard set to return ‘very soon’ for Real Madrid

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard will soon resume his injury-plagued Real Madrid career after recovering from a thigh problem, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday.

Hazard has missed nearly 50 matches since joining Real from Chelsea in a deal worth up to 150 million euros ($184 million) in July 2019.

“We hope he will be back very soon,” Zidane said in a press conference before the champions face Eibar on Sunday.

“He is fine and he is almost completely recovered. He just needs a little more time. But he is training with us and he is very close to being able to get into the team and play.”

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Hazard, who was voted the Premier League’s player of the year by his fellow players in 2015, was injured on November 28.

Zidane said it had been a difficult experience for the 29-year-old Belgian forward.

“These are difficult things to live with and I don’t like to see that (players injured). But before these injuries at Real, he never had anything and he played very regularly.

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