Roberto Martinez: Eden Hazard can restart the engine quickly

Eden Hazard

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez is confident Eden Hazard could return to action after a long spell.

The Red Devils have three games in June ahead of the World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year and Martinez is hopeful that his star will be there soon.

Asked if the striker will ever be able to regain his form at the 2018 World Cup, Martinez said it was “a question of rhythm” and he would need to “play to make himself look good”.

“We know he can restart the engine quickly, even at Real Madrid where he will always be competitive. He has enough experience to do that and, with us, he has a clear role to play,” he said.

He said he hoped to play in two of Belgium’s League League matches in June (Netherlands, Poland, and Wales) and said “if he can play 15 more in the World Cup that would be great”.

He also praised Thibaut Courtois after playing a key role in Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League success, believing that the goal of no goalkeeper ever winning the Ballon d’Or could change.

What I like about his story is the respect of Real Madrid fans, ”said Martinez.

“It’s not easy for a foreign player to serve too much in Madrid, especially in a club with a long history of South African goalkeepers like Casillas or Buyo,” he said.

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