Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard is hoping to be fit for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City, according to reports.
The former Chelsea player has been sidelined due to ankle surgery but he is looking to return to training before the end of the month.
Considering Hazard’s poor injury record and woeful form since moving to Real, some City supporters on Twitter feel it would actually benefit them if he played for Real, while others don’t believe he will be available anyway:
— • (@GiftedFoden_) April 18, 2022
We all know he wont play
— YM 𓃵 (@MJason020) April 18, 2022
Hopefully he can start.
— Dupemcfc1 (@Dupemcfc111) April 18, 2022
we all know he ain’t playing
— sindi ¹⁷ (@kunsologist) April 18, 2022
Imagine he gets in for vinicius🙌
— Rodriisthecause (@McfcFernan) April 18, 2022
— Curtis (@Curtisstanley56) April 18, 2022
Yes please return, that’ll give city the boost we need😂
— L300NRB (@l300_nrb) April 18, 2022
Please play him🙏🙏
— OnlyCity🇭🇺 (@mcfcdavid_27) April 18, 2022
The comments from City fans are harsh but fair. Hazard has not been the same player since he swapped Stamford Bridge for the Bernabeu. During his three seasons in Spain, he has played just 65 times, scoring only six goals.
If you were Kyle Walker, and you were asked who you would prefer going up against, Vinicius Jnr or Hazard, you would opt for the latter every single time.