Zidane on Hazard: I don’t know if he’s ready for 90 minutes


Real Madrid are relaxed on the situation surrounding Eden Hazard’s fitness, with the player having made his return to action ten days ago, yet Zinedine Zidane has urged caution, suggesting the Belgian forward may not yet be ready for a full 90 minutes.

Considering he is the most expensive player in Los Blancos’ squad, his minutes have been scarce for much of the season.

Against Elche he played just 13 minutes whilst in the match with Celta Vigo he was seen for 16 minutes, although he is expected to play more against Osasuna on Saturday.


“Let’s go little by little, I don’t know if he’s ready for 90 minutes,” Zidane explained in his pre-match press conference.

“He is with us and training regularly.

“We’ll see what happens tomorrow.”