Zidane’s Taking a Breather for Hazard, Warning about Not Getting Too Cocky

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane caused a surprise on Wednesday when he left winger Eden Hazard out of his squad to face Getafe in the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Thursday night, reported Xinhua.

Hazard still hasn't got back to anywhere near his best form after a long-term ankle injury. Speaking in his press conference before announcing the squad, Zidane was asked about several hard challenges the winger had received since the return of football to Spain.

"We know he is very good, and our rivals know that as well. Our rivals play hard, but we have to be relaxed. Eden has had a few problems because he has been out of action for a long time, and we have to have patience with him, but he will be fine again soon," explained Zidane.

Barcelona's 2-2 draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday means that Real Madrid can go four points clear of their title rival with a win on Thursday.

"I am happy and proud of the players because what they are doing isn't easy. However, we still have six finals to play, and we have to give everything. We are in good shape, but that doesn't mean anything," commented the Real Madrid coach, who doesn't want to see an excess of confidence.

"There are 18 points to play for, and I am not going to say anything until we are mathematically champions. I have been in this situation as a player, and at the moment, we haven't won anything," he insisted.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

14 Comments
  1. Zara Smith says

    As a Real Madrid fan, I completely trust Zidane’s decision to rest Hazard. He knows what is best for the team, and we shouldn’t underestimate the importance of patience in a player’s recovery process.

  2. Emily89 says

    Do you think Hazard will be able to bounce back to his best form soon, considering his recent struggles with injuries?

    1. Zachary85 says

      Yes, I believe Hazard will regain his best form soon. Zidane’s words reflect a cautious optimism about Hazard’s recovery process. It’s crucial to have patience with him, considering his past injuries. Real Madrid’s upcoming matches are vital, and Hazard’s performance will be key in their title pursuit.

  3. Emily87 says

    Will Hazard be ready to play in the upcoming crucial matches despite his ongoing struggles with form and injuries?

    1. JohnSmith72 says

      Yes, I believe Hazard will be ready for the crucial matches. Zidane’s trust in him and patience will pay off, and we will see him back in top form soon. Real Madrid needs him at his best for the final push towards the title!

  4. Zara says

    “Zidane is right on point with his approach. While it’s important to recognize Hazard’s potential, it’s crucial to not underestimate the challenges he might face due to his injury. Real Madrid needs to maintain focus and not get ahead of themselves in the title race,” shared Zara.

  5. EmilyWilson says

    As a Real Madrid fan, I agree with Zidane. It’s crucial for Hazard to regain his best form gradually. Patience is key, and the team must stay focused on each game ahead to secure the title. Hala Madrid!

  6. EmilySmith says

    I am in agreement with Zidane’s approach to managing Hazard’s recovery. It’s crucial not to underestimate the challenges he’s facing after his injury. Real Madrid must stay focused and not get overconfident in the remaining matches.

  7. ZoeyJohnson81 says

    Do you think Hazard will be able to regain his top form soon? How will his absence affect Real Madrid’s performance in the upcoming match?

    1. LiamSmith74 says

      Hey ZoeyJohnson81, I believe Hazard’s absence will test Real Madrid’s depth, but they have shown resilience in overcoming setbacks before. Zidane’s strategy will be crucial in maintaining the team’s performance. Hazard’s return to top form may take some time, but with patience and support, he should shine on the field again.

  8. Susan87 says

    Do you think Hazard will be able to regain his best form soon despite the challenges he faced after the long-term injury?

    1. Andrew84 says

      Yes, I believe Hazard will bounce back to his best form. Zidane’s confidence in him is key, and with patience and support, he will get there. Real Madrid must remain focused and not get carried away with their current lead in the title race. Confidence, but not complacency, is what’s needed right now.

  9. EmilySmith says

    Do you think Hazard will be able to make a strong comeback after his long-term injury? How do you think Zidane’s decision will impact Real Madrid’s performance in the upcoming match?

  10. ZaraSmith says

    “Zidane’s caution is commendable. It’s crucial not to underestimate the competition. Hazard’s recovery needs time, but his talent will shine through again soon. Real Madrid must stay focused and humble to secure the title.”

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