Real Madrid look to perform countermeasures in order to protect Eden Hazard from recent injury troubles and adversities.
After a dismal 2018/19 season in La Liga and Champions League which saw Real Madrid finish behind their city rivals Atletico Madrid and arch-nemesis Barcelona, Florentino Perez was quick to bring back Zinedine Zidane in order to save the club from disappointment and uncharacteristic performances.
Zidane was provided with a budget and complete autonomy in transfer window as the Whites looked forward to reinforcing the team and cope with the loss of their star attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo. The French manager was a long-time admirer of the Belgian international Eden Hazard and made no exceptions to express his desires for signing the 29-year-old. Last season, Real Madrid broke the bank for the former Chelsea man with the deal reportedly costing around 160 million euros including bonuses.
Since his arrival at the Spanish capital, Hazard has been a shadow of himself and having been plagued by injuries and fitness issues, the move from London has not worked out well until now. The Belgian forward managed to score just a maiden goal against Granada and assisted seven times in La Liga last season.
The ex-Chelsea superstar was abruptly dropped by the Los Blancos manager from the squad that was supposed to face Real Valladolid. Earlier last week, Real Madrid addressed the press with a medical statement about the Belgian star, ruling the winger out for a month due to muscle injury in his right leg which would see him miss the international break and a couple of other fixtures, probably including El Clasico at the end of October in the Camp Nou.
Reports are suggesting that Real Madrid are simulating Eden Hazard’s latest injury in order to restrict him from the upcoming national team call-up. The La Liga leaders are well aware of the Belgian’s fragile ankle and want him to find his tune as soon as possible, in order to help the team with better results.
Real Madrid are emphasizing on Hazard’s recovery and want him to perform like himself once again. However, this condition wouldn’t welcomed by the Belgium national team manager, Roberto Martinez who was looking forward to call his team captain for UEFA Nation League’s matches against England and Iceland. However, the winger now remains out of national team proceedings but there remains a high change he will be back to playing as soon as it comes to an end.