Hazard Down With Injury During Alaves Clash

Eden Hazard suffered an injury during the Alaves clash.

The winger was on the field for barely 30 minutes before he had to be taken off. Real Madrid went on to lose the fixture by 2-1.

After the game, Zidane stated that he was still hopeful of Hazard’s injury not keeping him away from the field for too long. As of now, it’s not clear what injury it is exactly, so after testing it’ll become more apparent.

“Right now we don’t know exactly what he has, ” Zidane said. “I hope it’s just a knock, as he said, and not a muscular injury. I hope so.”

Zidane further fumed over the bad form that his side displayed in the 2-1 Alaves loss.

“We played a bad game, above all at the start, and we couldn’t change it,” Zidane said. “I’m the coach and I take the blame, as always … We have to move on from this. We have another game on Tuesday. We played really well against Inter, and today we didn’t. There are no excuses. We shouldn’t single out one player or another.

“We couldn’t change the dynamic within the game and that annoys me. Right now, consistency is the problem we have. We’ve had a lot of injuries too. We don’t look for excuses, but it’s the reality. The game we played three days ago in Milan, and then today … I don’t have an explanation.”

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