Real Madrid Forward Eden Hazard’s return is near. The Belgian international had been training with his teammates for a few days but left out Zinedine Zidane’s side in the first leg of the Real Madrid quarter-final against Liverpool on Tuesday.
On Thursday he showed some good signs, and it would not be surprising to see him combined to face Barcelona in Saturday’s Clasico or, failing that, a leg to return to Anfield.
Madrid manager Zidane has never missed Hazard’s support since joining Real Madrid and has been looking to add to No. 7 when he was ready to play. His recent return has put pressure on both Vinicius Junior and Marco Asensio in the squad, but they have done well in recent weeks, especially in Liverpool’s 3-1 win on Tuesday.
According to Marca Zidane has a favorite trident. Karim Benzema is unbeaten in the XI and Vinicius has bounced back against Liverpool by two goals, while Asensio has scored another Real Madrid goal last night.
The Spaniard is enjoying his best form since returning from a hamstring injury, having dropped out of the club in March. He now has four goals in his last four games and helps Real Madrid score goals, with regular scorers missing.
The idea of putting Hazard on the sidelines without changing his Vinicius-Benzema-Asensio trin seems unlikely, as Casemiro’s three midfielders, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric should play if they are fit.
Hazard’s return gives Zinedine Zidane a problem, but it is one he will accept as he hopes to compete for the top three for the rest of the season.