Real Madrid again some time without ‘irritated’ Eden Hazard

Trainer Zinedine Zidane has to do it again without Eden Hazard, who dropped off with Real Valladolid shortly before Wednesday‘s duel with a muscle injury. โ€œHe is annoyed, of course,โ€ said Zidane after the sipped 1-0 victory.

โ€œ He was in good shape for the contest. We were happy with him and he also seemed satisfied. But he contracted something during training, which can always happen if you haven’t played for some time.โ€

Presumably Hazard won‘t be there for three to four weeks, which means that in addition to the competition match on Sunday against Levante, he also has to pass the three upcoming interlands with Belgium. โ€œHe is not happy, but he also knows that this is not something big. So we have to stay calm,โ€ says Zidane. โ€œHe won’t be out long, though I can‘t tell you exactly how long it’s gonna take.โ€

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, compatriot of Hazard, also dealt with the new injury. โ€œHe‘s a little angry and sad. He trained well this week and was looking forward to returning,โ€ said the goalkeeper. โ€œHe was as fast as usual. But luckily it’s not about his ankle now.โ€

Hazard, plagued by two ankle injuries last year, was only in the base in the league fourteen times last season and scored only once.

Real Madrid defeated Valladolid with a goal from Vinรญcius Jรบnior. The Spanish champion has 7 points after three duels.