Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said the club will need Eden Hazard for their La Liga title battle.
Hazard has been limited to just 15 appearances for Madrid since arriving from Chelsea in a reported €100 million deal due to injury and fitness problems.
The 29-year-old attacker broke his ankle prior to the La Liga campaign being suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he has used the near-three-month hiatus as a chance to fully recover ahead of the league’s return.
Madrid – who were two points behind leaders Barcelona with 11 matches remaining – will resume their season against Eibar on June 14 and Courtois provided an update on team-mate Hazard.
“Hazard is just fine,” Belgium star Courtois told Movistar. “The rhythm he has is surprising, but we have to go bit by bit.
“We can’t expect him to be on top form without playing. I think he’s in shape and we’ll need him to fight for the title.”
Madrid had only won one of their last four La Liga games prior to the league’s postponement due to the Covid-19 crisis in March.