Eden Hazard set to FINALLY return to action for Real Madrid after ankle injury as boss Zinedine Zidane looks forward to star signing’s comeback
- Real Madrid’s £130m summer signing Eden Hazard is set for a comeback
- The former Chelsea star has been out with an ankle injury for two months
- Madrid have built a three-point La Liga lead without him but his return is a boost
- Hazard had a shaky start at Madrid and must prove himself to Zinedine Zidane
- Madrid face Celta Vigo on Sunday and Zidane hopes to have the Belgian ready
Zinedine Zidane is set to have Eden Hazard at his disposal once again, with the Real Madrid star recovering from his ankle injury in time for the clash with Celta Vigo on Sunday.
The Belgian limped out of Real’s Champions League group clash with PSG in November after a slow start to life with the Spanish giants.
Hazard has only one goal in 13 appearances this season and admitted he began the season overweight. As he takes to the field again after two months out, the former Chelsea star will be under pressure to impress after his £130million summer move.
Eden Hazard is set to make his return to the Real Madrid team on Sunday against Celta Vigo
The Belgian has been sidelined with an ankle injury since limping off against PSG in November
The former Chelsea star is yet to show Spain the form that saw him light up the Premier League
‘He’s going to need this week, which will be a long one,’ Zidane said. ‘We’ll see him next weekend, I hope.’
In his absence Real have overhauled Barcelona and distanced their rivals by three points at the top of LaLiga.
However, a firing Hazard would be a huge boost to Zidane’s side ahead of restarting their Champions League campaign against Manchester City.
Hazard has been back in training with his team-mates ahead of his comeback match
Hazard will need to get back to his world class best to please the Real Madrid fans
HAZARD IN SPAIN
Hazard was so often the difference for Chelsea in his 352 appearances in England, but is yet to show his devastating sharpness and quick feet in Spain.
He still has a lot to prove to Madrid’s demanding fanbase, but City boss Pep Guardiola believes the star is not the one to blame for his sluggish start.
‘If he’s not playing well, something’s going on at Madrid because he is really good,’ Guardiola told Spanish YouTuber DjMaRiiO.
‘Not a top player, another level above. What we saw in England… he is world class.’
Madrid have soared to the top of La Liga in his absence but Hazard’s return will be a boost