Zinedine Zidane enthusiastic about Real Madrid’s return from Eden Hazard with the Belgian fight against Celta Vigo
“He is ready”: Zinedine Zidane excited by Real Madrid’s return from Eden Hazard after an ankle injury after three months with a comeback against Celta Vigo
- Eden Hazard plays on Sunday in the confrontation between Real Madrid and Celta Vigo
- The Belgian has been eliminated since November after an ankle injury against PSG
- Zinedine Zidane said he is ready to play, but he will be careful
- The Frenchman is not sure whether Hazard can start against Manchester City
Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard is set to return from a serious ankle injury in La Liga game at home on Sunday to Celta Vigo, coach Zinedine Zidane said.
Hazard, who signed Real with Chelsea last summer for a joint club record amount of £ 88 million (which could be as much as £ 150 million), has only made seven competition starts for the Spanish side and has been absent since being single in a 2- 2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain in November.
The Belgian international returned to training two weeks ago, but was not considered suitable for the derby against Atletico Madrid or last Sunday’s game in Osasuna.
Eden Hazard returns to action against Celta Vigo for Real Madrid on Sunday
The winger has been out since November with an ankle injury after limping against PSG
Hazard made a slow start at Real, but Zidane is happy with his return to action
“We know what he’s bringing to the team, that’s why we signed him, and now is the right time for him to return,” Zidane told a news conference on Saturday prior to the Celta match.
“I am very happy that he has returned. After three months it is as if we have signed a new player. We had to be careful with him, give him some more time and not drive him back, but he will be with us tomorrow. He is ready to play. “
Real tops La Liga and leads the closest Barcelona challengers with three points after a series of five competition wins in a row.
They face Manchester City in a Champions League final 16 first leg at the end of the month, although Zidane wasn’t sure if Hazard could start against the Premier League champions.
Zidane is not sure if Hazard is fit enough to start against Manchester City
“We must ensure that it is in good shape. He hasn’t played for three months, so it’s a matter of whether he’s up to speed. But he is fit enough to be on the team right now, “Zidane added.
City has been hit by a two-year ban on European competition from UEFA next season, but Zidane said he didn’t think the sanction would affect Real’s match with them.
‘They are a very competitive team that is very strong, and that is not going to change. It will be a very difficult tie, “he said.