Eden Hazard’s injury-plagued start at Real Madrid will continue this month after Zinedine Zidane said on Friday the Belgian will not play in the Spanish Super Cup next week.
Hazard suffered an ankle fracture during Madrid’s draw against Paris Saint-Germain on November 26 and was expected to be out for around four to six weeks.
But Zidane has confirmed Hazard will miss Madrid’s La Liga game against Getafe on Saturday and will not travel to Saudi Arabia, where his team face Valencia in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals on Wednesday before a potential final against either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid four days later.
“He is 100 per cent out of the Super Cup,” said Zidane in a press conference. “He is not travelling, he is recovering and we hope that just after the Super Cup, little by little, we could see him with us again.”
If Hazard returns against Sevilla in La Liga on January 18 he will have been out for almost eight weeksSource: Vanguardngr.Com
Eden Hazard left Stamford Bridge in the summer but has not taken his eye off the Blues since his Los Blancos switch.
Eden Hazard has vowed to return to Chelsea when he is finished at Real Madrid according to The Sun.
The 28-year-old Stamford Bridge favourite also heaped praise on new manager Frank Lampard.
Hazard is recovering from a fractured ankle sustained against Paris Saint Germain at the end of last month.
And well known Chelsea fan Frank Khalid spoke to him during his rehabilitation and posted footage of their conversation on Twitter.
Told that the West Londoners miss him, Hazard replied: “When I finish here I’ll come back.”
And Hazard also revealed he is keeping tabs on his old club whenever he can.
He said: “When I can I watch. Not all the time.
“But they are doing well, they’re young. Now they can pay for players, they can buy players now.”
Khalid suggested the Blues could use their new transfer freedom to re-sign the Belgian superstar.
And with a comment that will be music to the ears of Blues fans everywhere, Hazard quipped: “I do my job here and then I come back.”