Eden Hazard steps up his recovery after missing first two Real Madrid games with thigh injury as he plots return against Villarreal
- Eden Hazard is getting closer to making his debut for Real Madrid in La Liga
- Hazard missed Real’s first two games of the new season with a thigh injury
- He is expected to make his full debut for his new side against Villarreal
Eden Hazard is getting closer to match fitness and his Real Madrid debut after he was pictured on an exercise bike on Wednesday.
Hazard missed Real’s first two games of the new La Liga season after suffering a thigh injury in pre-season.
The 28-year-old was pictured alongside Brahim Diaz, who is also working on returning to full fitness following his move from Manchester City.
Eden Hazard took a step closer to match fitness as he continued his recovery on Wednesday
Hazard was pictured alongside Brahim Diaz, who joined from Manchester City in the summer
According to Spanish publication Marca, the Spanish giants are optimistic Hazard will make his bow this weekend.
Hazard had drawn criticism from some for turning up after completing his move from Chelsea overweight.
But Belgium manager, Roberto Martinez, whose side play San Marino and Scotland next month in Euro 2020 qualifiers, has said Hazard will be ready when he is called upon.
Hazard did draw criticism from some quarters for turning up in pre-season overweight
‘My feelings are positive with Eden because he always wants to play’, Martinez told Het Nieuwsblad.
‘Also, generally, he recovers quickly and well. If he plays at Villarreal we could count on him.’