Eden Hazard admits he will "never be the same" following three broken ankles

Real Madrid and Belgium star, Eden Hazard, has admitted that he may never be the same player he once was – following several ankle fractures – but he is determined to prove himself at Euro 2020.

Hazard burst onto the scene at Lille in 2012, and he secured a move to Chelsea, where he became a Premier League and Europa League winner, before moving onto Real Madrid.

Hazard, now 30, has struggled with injuries in Spain, and the Belgian winger has been in-and-out of the side.

However, he has insisted he will try to prove he can still play at the top level at the Euros.

"I never doubted my qualities, but whether I would be 100% fit for the European Championship was going to be a question," Hazard told the press ahead of Belgium's clash with Finland.

"I broke my ankle three times, it will never be the same as 10 years ago. But I know that when I am in shape, that I can prove myself on the field and that's what I'm working on now.

"I'm not 100% yet, but I'm ready to start. But that was the plan, to bring me along gradually.

It's especially important to be completely fit in the knockout phase. Then I have to be in top shape.

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"We will see how the match goes, but I may not be ready for 90 minutes. But I will play as many minutes as possible at a high level. If it is 50 minutes, it will be 50. If it is 60, it will be 60. We'll see."

Belgium face Finland on Monday evening, and they could qualify for the knockout rounds with a maximum of nine points should they win.

Hazard has featured in both of Belgium's games, however, he is yet to start a game for the Red Devils.

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