Real Madrid medical team rate Eden Hazard’s fitness at ’60 per cent’ as Belgian star is desperate for return against Celta Vigo
- Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hinted Eden Hazard could return on Sunday
- The Belgian winger has been out with an ankle injury for more than two months
- Hazard is reportedly desperate to get going again, but could be delayed
- Madrid are rating the star’s fitness at 60 per cent ahead of their Celta Vigo clash
Eden Hazard is set to return to action for Real Madrid on Sunday, but he could still be some way off his best shape.
Zinedine Zidane has hinted that the Belgian will make his return against Celta Vigo after more than two months out with an ankle injury.
The former Chelsea star will be under pressure to impress after a slow start following his £130m summer move, but Madrid fans will have to be patient, with the club’s medical staff rating Hazard’s fitness at only 60 per cent, according to Marca.
Real Madrid doctors have rated Eden Hazard’s fitness at only 60 per cent ahead of his return
The former Chelsea star is set to make his return from an ankle injury on Sunday against Celta
Zinedine Zidane plans to play his as a substitute, guiding him back into the first XI gradually
HAZARD IN SPAIN
The Belgian’s stats for Real so far
The Spanish paper have reported that Zidane plans to begin Hazard’s reintegration into the starting line-up with a 30 minute cameo against Celta, after the star had been pressuring his boss for minutes in Madrid’s last game against Osasuna.
The former Premier League Player of the Season limped off during Madrid’s 2-2 draw with PSG back in November following a sluggish start to life in Spain featuring just one goal.
Without the star signing Madrid have overhauled Barcelona and forged a three-point lead at the top of La Liga.
Hazard made a £130m move from Chelsea in the summer, and will be eager to impress
The Belgian is reportedly desperate to get going, but fans will have to be patient with him
With the Catalans in disarray, Madrid are beginning to edge ahead as favourites for the league title, and Hazard’s return will only spell more worries for Quique Setien’s side.
Madrid are also set to restart their Champions League campaign against Manchester City in the last-16 this month in a crucial game in both side’s seasons.
Hazard will be looking to add the Spanish title and Champions League to his trophy cabinet, after twice winning the Premier League and Europa League with Chelsea.