Real Madrid star Eden Hazard will miss the Supercopa de Espana in Saudi Arabia as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury, coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.
The Belgium international, who signed from Chelsea ahead of the 2019-20 season, has played only eight times in LaLiga, scoring once.
Hazard’s most recent appearance came against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on November 26, subsequently missing a Clasico draw with Barcelona due to a small ankle fracture.
Madrid face Getafe in LaLiga this weekend, before heading to Jeddah for the revamped four-team Supercopa, but Hazard will not travel.
“Yes, he’s 100 per cent out of the Supercopa,” Zidane told a news conference on Friday. “He’s not travelling.
“And, at the moment, he’s in a normal process of recovery. I hope that just after the Supercopa, bit by bit, we could see him with us again.”
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Discussing his squad heading into 2020, Zidane added: “Every player is important.
“I’ve got a very good squad with a lot of good players, and I’m going to use what I have – some [players] more than others].
“Squad rotation depends on the game, it depends on a lot of things. What I’m looking at is just the next game tomorrow, where we have two or three players out.
“All the players, apart from those two or three, are available. That’s good for me.
“I’d prefer to have everybody available. I have injured players, but the season is long and I’m going to need every player. That’s my message.”
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