Eden Hazard has vowed to find his form for Real Madrid next season. Hazard has been riddled with injuries throughout his first two seasons for Real Madrid. He has recently returned from a muscle strain for Belgium at Euro 2020.
“I broke my ankle three times, it will never be the same as 10 years ago,” Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard said. “But I know that when I am in shape, I can prove myself on the field and that’s what I’m working on now. I try to be a leader on the pitch regardless of who I’m playing for but you can only become a leader if you’re playing well and I play a lot more with the national team. I think if I have playing time with Real Madrid I can also become a leader there.”
The Belgian has yet to start a game for Belgium in both their group games. He has come off the bench with Martinez planning to ease him back into match fitness. Hazard is looking forward to partner Kevin De Bruyne in attack in their last group game against Finaland. De Bruyne is also returning to match fitness after an injury layoff.
“I don’t think I’m yet at 100 percent,” Hazard said. “I think I’m ready to start a game, but it’s always been in the pipeline from the beginning of the tournament, it was always to have this incremental approach.”
“I’m going to play a little bit more each time until I hit that 100 percent mark. We’ll see how long I can play for tomorrow,” he added. “That was the plan, to bring me along gradually and to make sure I am completely fit in the knockout phase.”