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Real Madrid boss Zinedene Zidane: Eden Hazard is ready to play.

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Eden Hazard is in contention to feature for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane cannot wait to have Eden Hazard back into his Real Madrid starting XI following the Belgian's spell on the sidelines.

Hazard is set to return against Celta Vigo on Sunday with Los Blancos hoping the former Chelsea forward gets up to speed ahead of their Champions League last 16 clash against Premier League champions Manchester City.

"The team will gain a great player with him," Zidane said at his pre-match press conference as Marca reported.

"It's time for him to return if he trains with us and he's okay.

"But, of course, he hasn't played for three months.

"He's physically ready to play."

Regarding Manchester City's two-year ban from European competition, Zidane said that doesn't affect the match against City on the 26th of February.

"I don't know what will change in Europe," the Frenchman said of the ban. "But nothing will change in our two games."They're still a strong and competitive team."



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