Eden Hazard‘s injury woes have hampered him ever since his transfer to Real Madrid from Chelsea in 2019. The Belgian’s injury problems have hampered his performances in the famous White jersey.
His last season’s double assists and four goals in 30 appearances are no good numbers for a player once considered to be behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Eden Hazard Looking To Be the Difference at Euro 2020
Hazard’s Injury Woes to be Past Him
Against Finland, on June 22, Eden Hazard completed a full game for the first time since November 23rd, 2019 — 19 months later. This came as good news for Real Madrid fans, as many believe that Euro 2020 might be just what the Belgian needs to get back to full fitness.
Hazard ran more than 7.5 kilometres or 4.65 miles against Finland and will need several 90-minute matches over the coming months to rediscover his best form. Even the Belgian admitted getting back to full fitness could take some time. “I am not 100% yet, but I am ready to start. But that was the plan, to bring me in gradually,” he added.”It is especially important to be completely fit in the knockout phase. Then I have to be in top shape”.
We have seen this time after time; Hazard recovers from injury, get some game time under his belt, looks like he is finally getting fit and back to his best, then it happens again. He is out, injured.
Belgium and Hazard Look to Go Deep Into the Competition
Roberto Martinez’s trust in his captain’s abilities is admirable. His unwavering commitment towards getting Hazard back to his best is just the kind of motivation the Belgian needs.
With Belgium set to face Portugal in the Round of 16, we might not see Hazard from the start. But he could get some minutes from the bench as Martinez continues to put faith in his captain.
Further Belgium goes, the better for Eden Hazard. But is Euro 2020 the time and place that he finally puts his fitness issues behind him?
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