Eden Hazard is an “incredible” player and will prove as much at Real Madrid once he is clear of the injury issues that have been holding him back, says Luka Modric.
The Belgium international has endured a wretched run of misfortune on the fitness front since completing a big-money move to Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2019.
Just one goal has been recorded for the Blancos by a player who was supposed to offer them renewed attacking vigour.
Hazard is back on the sidelines at present, preventing him from kick-starting his 2020-21 campaign, but Modric believes the 29-year-old will come good and prove his worth to Madrid.
The Croatian midfielder told El Partidazo de Cope of a talented team-mate:
“It’s not a comfortable situation for Hazard. He’s amazing, he’s going to prove it. Only injuries can prevent him going forward. When he’s been fit, he’s shown he’s important, it’s a shame. We need him.
“Hazard is one of the best in the world, he is incredible, and I am sure he will show it this year if injuries do not prevent it. Last season he already showed that he was important until injuries stopped him. It goes to show why Madrid paid so much for him.”
Hazard could find himself lining up alongside Modric once clear of the niggling knocks that have been holding him back.