Belgium international Eden Hazard has been ruled out of Real Madrid’s opening game in La Liga this coming weekend due to his ankle injury.
Reports say that Hazard is currently doing specific work to recover from his physical condition, yet due to the timeframe he won’t be able to join his club and play against Real Sociedad for the meantime.
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Thursday’s Spanish sports newspapers headlines that Hazard is “under scrutiny” at Real Madrid following his strange international week with Belgium, as he did not feature at all in Belgium at the Nations League this week and his decision to join up with his national side, combined with comments from Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, has ended putting up more questions than answers in Madrid.
Belgium coach Martinez however, stated that Eden Hazard isn’t prepared to play 90 minutes and he needs to work.
Hazard’s decision to join the national team means he has lost 10 days of pre-season training together with Real Madrid and is said to have an audit over his decision.
Eden Hazard have scored just one goal across 22 appearances in his debut season for Real Madrid, fortunately the club won the La Liga title for the first time in three years.
The 29-year-old suffered a fracture to his right distal fibula during the 1-0 La Liga loss at Levante in February – just a week after he returned from a similar three-month layoff, summing up a difficult season.