More physical work is needed to recover from the broken ankle of Madrid star Hazard

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Retrieved 18 May 2020, 23:42 IST

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Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard should do more physical work to complete the recovery from a broken ankle and be represented by Real Madrid again this season.

Madrid returned to their Valdez base for the first time in two months after postponing the biggest game in the world last week due to the Carnavirus epidemic.

Players took separate sessions before working in groups on Monday, as La Liga clubs took steps to resume their normal activities.

Hazard has not played since February 22, breaking his ankle in a 1-0 league defeat against Levante, meaning he has only made 15 appearances for Madrid since joining Chelsea for 100 million last year.

The Belgium international was delighted to have a session with his teammates but acknowledged that much more needed to be done before he was ready to return.

“I feel very good to be back on the pitch working with my teammates,” Hazard told Real Madrid TV.

“Now we have to wait for the matches, but I’m very happy. After two months I need more physical work and more ball work. I just want to be ready for the next game.

“Now the training is better, we can train as we like. The first week was a bit weird, but now we can train in teams again and even attack the target.

“We just want everyone to be together and try to work as a group.”

La Liga president Javier Tebas hopes the competition will resume on June 12.