Roberto Martinez backs Eden Hazard to rediscover form and recover from injury hell at Real Madrid

Marilyn Dubinski Chelsea FC

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez believes Eden Hazard will get back to his best for Real Madrid when he recovers from his latest injury.

The forward suffered a hairline fracture to his right fibula in February just after he had recovered from a hairline crack to his foot which he picked up in November.

The injury came when Hazard was starting back-to-back games for the first time since joining the club from Chelsea in the summer. 

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez believes Eden Hazard will get back to his best for Real Madrid

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez believes Eden Hazard will get back to his best for Real Madrid

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez believes Eden Hazard will get back to his best for Real Madrid

He suffered a hairline fracture to his right fibula in February just after recovering from injury

He suffered a hairline fracture to his right fibula in February just after recovering from injury

He suffered a hairline fracture to his right fibula in February just after recovering from injury

The 29-year-old has been accused of not being clinical enough but his international manager Martinez disagrees with the suggestions, claiming he has has ‘incredible attributes’. 

‘I don’t agree with that assessment that Eden is “missing a killer instinct”,’ he told The Times.

‘His personality is a real strength, a calm footballer, very calculated, with his improvisation on the pitch, and he has incredible one-v-one attributes.  

Martinez disagrees with accusations that the Belgian is not clinical and lacking a killer instinct

Martinez disagrees with accusations that the Belgian is not clinical and lacking a killer instinct

Martinez disagrees with accusations that the Belgian is not clinical and lacking a killer instinct 

‘Eden showed [his ability] in the World Cup. Eden became a real leader, showing his strength of character in many ways. To be always present, always take risks on a football pitch, showed that Eden is ready to take the hardest challenges you can have in football. 

‘Going to Real Madrid was that sort of challenge, quite unique in terms of the demands on the player.

‘Eden arrives at Real Madrid as the main attacking threat of that new project and I do feel if you are not elite level you wouldn’t be able to survive. Now, after the injury he’s had, I’m sure we are going to see the best Eden Hazard at Real Madrid.’

Hazard has one goal and five assists in the 15 appearances he has made for the LaLiga side this season. 

Hazard has one goal and five assists in the 15 appearances he has made for the LaLiga side

Hazard has one goal and five assists in the 15 appearances he has made for the LaLiga side

Hazard has one goal and five assists in the 15 appearances he has made for the LaLiga side

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