Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday that Eden Hazard will soon resume his injury-plagued Madrid career after recovering from a thigh problem, reported AFP. 

Ever since joining Real from Chelsea in a deal worth up to 150 million euros ($184 million) in July 2019, Hazard has missed almost 50 matches.

In a press conference before the champions face Eibar on Sunday, Zidane said, “We hope he will be back very soon. He is fine and he is almost completely recovered.”

He added, “He just needs a little more time. But he is training with us and he is very close to being able to get into the team and play.”

According to Zidane, it had been a difficult experience for the 29-year-old Belgian forward after he was last injured on November 28. 

He said, “These are difficult things to live with and I don’t like to see that (players injured). But before these injuries at Real, he never had anything and he played very regularly.”