Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed that there is no timetable for Eden Hazard’s return from injury.
The Belgian forward trained with the group on Friday morning, as did Toni Kroos, another playing returning from injury, but there is no set date for when we will see Hazard in a Real Madrid shirt again.
“We don’t have a plan with Hazard. We are not going to force anything,” Zidane said during Friday’s pre-match press conference.
“We will take it step by step. I can’t tell you [exactly] when I see him [playing]. If it’s in three days, all the better. If it’s in 10 days, fine. We are happy because he is better.”
Sergio Ramos picked up a calf injury on international duty that will see him miss a few games, with it likely that he will be unavailable for the matches against Liverpool and Barcelona on April 7 and 10 respectively.
“Nobody is to blame, neither the [Spanish] national team nor Real Madrid,” Zidane noted.
“These are things that happen in football; the part of football that we don’t like. We have to accept it.
“We want him to recover as soon as possible. We know the captain and the player he is. He has hurt himself a little bit and I hope he recovers [soon].
“We want Sergio to always be with us, but now we have to think about the players who are going to be with us.
“And I’m not looking beyond tomorrow [April 3]; tomorrow against Eibar is what is going to allow us to manage the whole season.”