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Out of favour Real Madrid winger has no desire to leave in the summer

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Eden Hazard has no desire to leave Real Madrid in the summer, with a report from Spanish news outlet, MARCA, confirming that the Belgian is rather looking forward to getting a few minutes of action in Real Madrid’s final league games of the season.

Hazard, who hasn’t played full 90 minutes since Real’s 0-0 draw against Cadiz in December 2021, has clocked a mere 21 minutes in his last three appearances, which came against Villarreal, Paris Saint-Germain and Deportivo Alaves (all in February).

The player has since been treated for a fibula fracture, which forced him to miss as many as 13 games from March to the date of writing. 

One good news on that front, however, remains he was seen training with his teammates in Real’s recent session, which was their first since the Derby defeat to Atletico.

Hazard is working to be available for the final stretch of the matches, but it remains to be seen whether or not he gets a green signal from the medical team. It is expected that it will take him two to three more weeks to get back to match fitness.

And if that is the case, he can say adieu to hopes of playing this season, as Real’s final La Liga game is on Sunday, May 22.

Now, he might get fit before the all-important Champions League final against Liverpool, but it goes without saying that he is out of that fixture already.

And so, the only logical explanation for his return would be to play for Roberto Martinez’s Belgium in the four Nations League games in June. The player’s objective here would be to get some important minutes in the tank while getting back in shape before the pre-season tour.

As of today, Hazard has no desire to leave Madrid whatsoever, but Marca says the same cannot be said about the team. Quoting what the outlet wrote, ‘Leaving Real Madrid is not in the player’s plans, although the club would not look badly on an exit.’

It’s going to be a long summer of recovery for Hazard, but he has certainly made up his mind of continuing at Santiago Bernabeu after all.

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Key Real Madrid defender still not 100% fit ahead of Club World Cup semi-final – report

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Carlo Ancelotti heads into the FIFA Club World Cup in a pressure cooker situation. The pressure on the manager’s shoulders is immense, for his job could be on the line after Real Madrid’s poor run of form.

The injury situation does not favour the Italian tactician either. Lucas Vazquez, Ferland Mendy, Karim Benzema, Eder Militao and even Thibaut Courtois are out of the semi-final against Al Ahly, leaving him very few options to play with.

According to reports from Jorge C Picon, David Alaba too is not completely fit yet. The Austrian International was given the medical all-clear and entered the squad for Real Madrid’s game against Mallorca, yet started on the bench as he was not at 100%, and that remains the case ahead of tonight’s clash.

The report, however, adds that his mere inclusion in the squad comes as a breather for Ancelotti. Alaba is highly valued by the technical staff, not only for his reading of the game on the field but also for his leadership.

The defender has already missed seven games for Los Blancos since sustaining a muscular injury against Villarreal at La Ceramica. He did indeed come off the bench for under half an hour against Mallorca, but will likely not be risked to start on Thursday. 

In his absence, Nacho Fernandez and Antonio Rudiger are expected to take centre stage in defence in Morocco. Eduardo Camavinga, meanwhile, could start as left-back again.

Alaba has played 17 games for Los Blancos this season and was one of the players with the most minutes until his injury. In his league campaign so far, he has scored one goal and provided three assists while also averaging a key pass every ninety minutes.

It remains to be seen if the Austrian recovers completely in time for the Club World Cup final should the European Champions make it. As it stands, using a cautious approach is in Real Madrid’s best interest.

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