Everything seems to point towards Eden Hazard returning to the starting line up against Osasuna and Zidane has faith that the Belgian will contribute in this final stage of the season. After a period blighted by injury, Madrid’s number 7 must take a step forward.
After Wednesday’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea in the Champions League, Real Madrid return to action this Saturday in La Liga. ‘Los Blancos’ host Osasuna, a team which could make things difficult for Zidane’s side.
Zidane knows his priority will be to keep the squad fresh for the return leg in London, meaning he is likely to make changes and this might allow for the inclusion of Eden Hazard in the starting XI. After suffering from his umpteenth injury, it’s the Belgian’s chance to respond.
His last start was on 30th January in RM’s 1-2 loss at home to Levante, where the winger played 60 minutes. A muscle injury in the right psoas stopped him in his tracks up till now, when it looks like he could have a hand in Madrid’s final stage of the season.
We’re now in May and there’s no looking back. The match against Osasuna has become crucial for Madrid and Hazard knows how needs to be at the top of his game.
The attacker has made 16 appearances so far this season, in which he has scored three goals and provided one assist. All eyes will be on him – it’s his umpteenth chance.