Eden Hazard will not be rushed back, reveals Zidane

Eden Hazard will not be rushed back, reveals Zidane

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed that Eden Hazard will not be hurried back to the starting XI, as he comes back from injury.

The former Chelsea man has had a tough time with the Los Blancos due to injuries, but his manager has backed him and will give him time to regain full fitness.

Hazard came off the bench with 20 minutes remaining as stuttering LaLiga champions Madrid overturned a two-goal deficit to salvage a 2-2 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach thanks to Casemiro's 93rd-minute equalizer.

Discussing Hazard's comeback post-match, Madrid boss Zidane told reporters: "It was his first game after a long time out.

"That was the plan to gradually try and get him playing and that's what we've got to do with Eden.

"He needs to be involved gradually and that's all there is to it. How we're going to do that will depend on the games.

"Given that we're playing every three days we'll have to see how we're going to do it."

The result left Madrid with one point from two games in Group B following last week's shock defeat at home to Shakhtar Donetsk.


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