Real Madrid will host the Italian team, Atalanta, this evening, Tuesday, in the second leg of the Champions League final, in the absence of its Belgian star Eden Hazard, who did not go through the training session that the team took on Monday in preparation for the match today.
French coach Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid coach, commented on the new injury suffered by his Belgian winger, saying: “Something is going on.”
According to the “AS” newspaper, citing unnamed sources, Hazard’s absence from the stadiums will not be less than a month, which means that the player will be absent from the next four matches for his team.
Real Madrid suffers from a lack of goals, and therefore Zidane will have to find a plan that enables him to increase the team’s goal rate without Hazard.
On the eleventh of April, Real Madrid will host Barcelona in the Primera Liga, and it is very likely that Hazard will not join this match.
In his statements regarding Hazard’s injury, Zidan said: “He has never suffered so many injuries in his career.”
Hazard played seven seasons with Chelsea, during which he missed only 20 games due to physical problems, 3 of which were in the 2018-2019 season, while he did not miss any games throughout the 2017-2018 season.
Hazard joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2019; In other words, this is his second season in the shirt of the Spanish first division champions.
And in only a season and a half for Hazard with Real Madrid, he missed 54 games, in addition to the next Atalanta match, which means he definitely missed 55 games, and this is in only a season and a half.
So far, Hazard has suffered 10 injuries, which made him absent from the team for 320 days, in addition to his absence due to home isolation after being infected with the Corona virus, as well as the other 30 days that he will be absent due to his recent infection.
In a season and a half, Hazard played with Real Madrid 2,191 minutes out of 7,890 minutes, which equates to 27% of the total possible minutes.
During his time with Chelsea, which lasted for seven seasons, he played 73.8% of the total minutes.
On more than one occasion, Zidane called for the need to be patient with Hazard and give him a chance to fully recover, however whenever the player recovers, he is injured again.
As for numbers, Hazard participated this season in 13 matches, in which he scored only 3 goals, the last of which was in the Alaves match that was held on January 23, and in that match he presented his best performance this season.
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