Zinedine Zidane stated that Eden Hazard is fine despite testing positive for COVID-19.
Both Hazard and Casemiro will go undergo a quarantine period before they can return for training with the team again.
This comes just a week after the Belgian made his return from injury. That has been a recurring tale for him ever since he came to Madrid on a record transfer.
“They’re good, even if they’re not happy about what has happened,” Zidane told the media. “Emotionally and physically, they’re good. I’ve sent them a message and I’ll speak with them again later.”
Zidane’s faith in the 29-year-old has not wavered, clearly. When pressed on Hazard’s mental state following such long absences with injury, Zidane clarified that all was well.
“He is strong and knows that this is a tricky moment, but he is good mentally,” the coach said.
It took Hazard over a year to collect his second goal for Real Madrid when he struck the back of the net against Huesca last month. He also featured in Champions League ties against Gladbach and Inter Milan before getting sidelined once again.
Of course, Hazard is at the age where he will have to lean on his experience to regain his old form. He has had a lengthy period to adjust to life in Spain. The Galacticos faithful will only expect the best, once he is back.
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