Zidane: "I don't know if it will be with me or with someone else, but we will not end up seeing Hazard"

The Real Madrid coach announced the Belgian's withdrawal against Atalanta and asked for patience with the Belgian.

Eden Hazard was on the way home but will have to go through the infirmary again. While Zinedine Zidane was confident at the end of last week about the Belgian international's state of health, the latter missed Real Madrid's training on Monday morning and is forfeited for the knockout stage second leg of the Champions League against Atalanta. Zinedine Zidane confirmed this at a press conference on the eve of the meeting.

"Hazard is not in a state to be with us. We have nothing more to say and I cannot explain more to you, I think we are going to release something. I hope as always that it is little, because I'm still positive, but Hazard is not able to play against Atalanta. Something is happening with Hazard, he had not been injured before and now it is new for him. something. Hazard is a player who had not been injured in his career and it is new for him. We are with him, we want to help him, "said Zinedine Zidane.

"We have to tell our fans that they have to wait for Hazard, our people want to see Eden play, like everyone else, but at the moment it cannot be done and we are going to be patient and wait. I don't know if Hazard is under pressure or not. What else am I going to tell you? There are already four questions about Hazard. We want to help him and we will do it. I don't know if it will be with me or with another coach, because he has a very long contract with Real Madrid, but what we want is to see him as a player. That will come sooner or later. Now you have to be patient, "added the Real coach. Madrid.

Zinedine Zidane supported Real Madrid medical staff: "I don't think there is a problem. We have very competent people here who are very close to the players. We are looking at what is going on, of course. At the end of the day. in fact, these are things that happen in football. We talked about the preseason, the games, the head ... There are some very good people here for the players. We are picking up players, now there are fewer injured ".

The Real Madrid coach expects a complicated game against Atalanta on Tuesday: "Against Atalanta, it's a final and we know we have to play a great game. Tomorrow is the game we have and that's the only thought we should have. Of course, it's a final. It's a second leg and we have to play a great game. We are preparing for that knowing that this is a very strong opponent. with their qualities and their virtues and that we will have to play a great game to pass, we know that. We have to play a great game, without thinking that we already have it with what happened in the first leg. "

"I'm not worried about Casemiro's absence, it could happen through injury or sanction. We have to know that there are other players and we will manage to have a great game. (...) We are satisfied with Rodrygo with his evolution and very satisfied with his performances. Marco Asensio? We always want more of Marco. He is an important player and we know his quality. Everyone has a say here, what I know, c 'is that we are with Marco and I know he will bring a lot to the team when he plays. We are going to ask for more goals from him and that will come with time, "Zinedine Zidane concluded.