Injury-ravaged Hazard 'not in comfortable situation', admits Modric

Eden Hazard ‘not in a comfortable situation’ with dire run of injuries, admits Luka Modric… but Croatian insists £130m winger will prove his worth for Real Madrid this season

  • Eden Hazard was struck by yet another injury setback for Real Madrid last month
  • Former Chelsea signing is hugely frustrated at inability to perform for his club 
  • Team-mate Luka Modric admitted it has not been a comfortable ride for Hazard 
  • But the Croatian insists that Hazard will be back and proving his worth again 

Eden Hazard is enduring a horrendous run of injuries at Real Madrid but team-mate Luka Modric insists he will to on to prove why the club spent £130million on him.  

The former Chelsea winger was plagued by injuries during his first season with Zinedine Zidane’s men and has been ruled out for another four weeks after picking up his latest issue last month. 

It is his seventh injury or knock since joining Real and Modric offered insight into the Belgian’s state of mind. 

Eden Hazard is sidelined yet again with another injury keeping him out for Real Madrid

He told AS: ‘It is not a comfortable situation. He has come to show that he is one of the best and he will show it this year.

‘When he was well he showed that he was going to be important, but the injuries stopped him.

‘We need him and he will show why Madrid has paid so much for him.’

Hazard played just 16 times for Real last season and scored only once. A hairline fracture of his foot kept him out for almost three months and he missed nine other games through various niggles. 

Luke Modric is sure his team-mate will go on to prove himself for the Spanish side this season

Hazard struggled for form and fitness last term, missing the majority of Real’s games

The 29-year-old has previously admitted last campaign was the worst of his career and is desperate to make amends and justify the huge outlay from Real. 

But the latest muscular problem is expected to keep him out of El Clasico on October 25.  

Hazard’s injury record before moving to Real was solid, missing just 66 out of 687 games but then he was absent for 32 last term. 

Modric and Co will be hoping Hazard can stay off the treatment table for a prolonged period of time once he has recovered from the current problem.  

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