Eden Hazard in the Belgium-Portugal


Hazard's injury is not serious and could reach the quarters against Italy

Published:29/06/2021 - 09:22h

Updated:29/06/2021 - 09:22h

Eden Hazard withdrew injured from Belgium-Portugal and set off all the alarms. However, the first tests to the Belgian indicated that he has nothing important and Roberto Martínez even assures that he could play again in this European Championship.

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"The initial information that have of the medical personnel is positive for both, will follow with the staff and do not have structural damages". These were the words of Roberto Martínez this past Monday on the physical state of Eden Hazard and of Kevin of Bruyne, that had to withdraw of the field against Portugal with annoyances in the eighth of final of this Eurocopa in the duel of the Sunday.

In a first moment, the injury of the '10' of the combined Belgian did to jump all the alarms, especially in the Real Madrid. The extreme or mediapunta has already a larguísimo record of injuries in the white group since it arrived in 2019 and seemed that it could have gone back to 'break'. However, the first explorations would have descartado that it treat of something important and his trainer even ensures that it could play the chambers against Italy.

"The first news are not bad. They do not have a big pain. They will work with us during the week and will see if they are available against Italy", affirmed. The seleccionador Belgian left in 50% of possibilities that Hazard can be against the Italians. In spite of the good feelings, the ex of the Everton wanted to leave clear that so much the madridista as Of Bruyne will have to go day in day out and that does not want to precipitate his turns.

"We are against clock and is very difficult to see them totally apt. We have to expect 24 hours to see how react. The party against Italy is the Friday, that is the only problem. I think that if we played another party more the two could be available. The news are good, but have to go day in day out", aimed, leaving fall that for some hypothetical semifinals both would be totally recovered of his annoyances.

It will be necessary to see which raisin with Hazard and with Of Bruyne, since to win to a rival like Italy the Belgian go to need to his best players. The midfield player of the Manchester City is surely the most important footballer of the team beside Romelo Lukaku, by what his presence will be key. By his part, Eden, although it is far of his best level, keeps on being important in the diagram of Roberto Martínez and if it does not arrive his team will throw him a lot in fault.

Roberto Martínez defended his management with Hazard

In addition to on the state of the '7' white, the technician of Belgium also referred to how managed his minutes against Portugal. The Spanish decided to keep him in the field to the end in spite of having played the 90 minutes in the last meeting, something that many him recriminaron knowing the sensitive that is to the injuries. In spite of everything, 'Bob' defended of the criticisms. "It was a party of Eliminatory and needed him. We do not have a ball of glass, could not guess that lesionaría in the last minutes. There are things that do not control", finalised.

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