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Zidane: “It’s time for Hazard to return to the squad”

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The French confirmed that Hazard will be back against Celta this Sunday.

Real Madrid Training And Press Conference Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane talked to the press in Saturday’s press conference to preview Sunday’s home match against Celta Vigo. Zidane confirmed that Eden Hazard will be back with the team after recovering from the foot injury he picked up against PSG last November.

“With him back we recover a great player and it’s time for him to return to the squad. If he trains with his teammates that means he’s fine, but it’s been three months since he last played. He’s ready to play with us,” said Zidane when asked about whether Hazard will be ready enough to face Manchester City.

Vinicius talked about the training to improve his finishing and Zidane was asked about it.

“This is a matter of hard work, Vini is young and he has to work a lot, he knows it. He has great quality. He’s very skilled and with hard work you achieve great things. He knows it and he wants to improve. A player can only improve until the last year of his career, so imagine what he can do being 19 years old,” said the Frenchman.

Real Madrid will have a busy schedule this following month but Zidane is only concerned about the next game.

“The most important game is always the next one. Now we have to play games where we have everything to play for, every single game will be tough but we’re ready,” he said.

Zidane wrapped up the press conference saying that Real Madrid don’t rely on their current defensive performances to win games.

“I don’t think we rely on the dsfense, football is all about balance and our plan is to attack and play football, I’ve been here and I know it, but we must have balance, work hard defensively and that’s what we’re doing. Balance gives you results,” concluded Zidane.