Hazard, green shoots

After several weeks of great pressure, especially the last one with the defeat against Alcoyano, the Madrid relaxes with a win at Alaves. Four goals that make everything settle. Zidane breathes in his post, the players show that they are very much alive and Madrid fans once again imagine fighting for the titles between now and the end of the season. One of those who will live seven sweet days until the next game (I raised on January 30 at 4:15 PM) is Eden Hazard.

The Belgian lived a great night in Mendizorroza. Although he was not able to participate in the game regularly, when he did it was to make a difference. He had five magical minutes: in 41 'he lightly touched with the spur a pass from Luke and left only Benzema, who scored the second goal for Madrid; minutes later, in the first half stoppage, he started a breaking run behind the back of the defense and controlled a long pass from Kroos with mastery, to later define easy before the departure of Pacheco. Two actions that earned him to be voted best player of the match for LaLiga.

Its about Hazard's third goal this season, and the fourth since he is a Madrid footballer. He hadn't seen a door since November 25, when he opened the can against the Inter in Milan by Champions League. In the league, it is the first time he has scored away from home, and his last goal was against him Huesca at Alfred Di Stefano October 31st. In addition, he has given his first course attendance, still far from the seven that the past distributed.

He completed 32 passes, shot twice, one of them on goal, and dribbled. This is one of the Belgian debts, which still not confident enough to face with the ease with which he did it in the Chelsea or in your selection. Another aspect that continues to generate doubts is your physical condition. Zidane prefers to remain calm and, telematically, ordered Bettoni his replacement at 63 '. The coach's idea is to get to the decisive stretch of the season in the best possible way, in a month, with the Champions League and La Liga at stake. This season has not yet completed the 90 minutes in any game.

“Eden, little by little, is going to give his great version. He played a good game, scored a goal, gave an assist. He has talent and we need him. You have to be patient, I know that in football there is no patience but we are going to trust him, “said the second coach after the win.

The feelings are very positive. A smiling Hazard was seen on the field, wanting to have the ball on his feet. If injuries respect him (he has already missed 14 games this season), he is a player prepared to make a difference. His teammates, Zidane, the club and the fans still trust him. A large part of the options of winning a title pass through the Belgian.

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* Data updated as of January 24, 2021