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Guaranteed: Real Madrid coach Zidane to start Hazard - no matter form

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane intends to start Eden Hazard for every looming game - no matter the Belgian's form.

ABC via Le 10 Sport says Zidane believes the only way for Hazard to find his touch and match fitness is by starting games.

As such, the Real coach intends to give Hazard at least 70 minutes for every game.

The plan will run until February when the Champions League resumes, which Zidane hopes will be long enough for Hazard to rediscover his best form.

Whatever happens before then, Zidane is determined to give Hazard every chance to prove his worth.

So far over his 18 months with Real Madrid, the former Chelsea captain's time has been plagued by injury. Hamstring strains, metatarsal fractures and a bout of coronavirus have all worked against Hazard finding his rhythm and best form in Spain.

So far this season, the Belgium international has managed just the ten appearances, scoring twice. In the LaLiga, he's played six times and scored once.


- updated January 19

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