Little by little, Eden Hazard is rebuilding itself. First of all mentally where, after his lucky goal against Sevilla, he managed to offer an assist for Odriozola against Granada. His first of the season. Then physically where we see that his body reacts better and better to the many blows he suffers.
Like this huge sole of Quina a few minutes after coming into play this Thursday evening. The player still had to have a big fright when the opposing midfielder stretched his foot intensely to the level of the tibia of number 7. But, as at the time, the Branois got up. Grinning but not arguing, as usual.
In Spain, this action arouses indignation. Like Andújar Oliver, columnist for Radio Marca’s arbitration page: “Clearly it deserved a direct red.” He also strongly insists on the fact that the sawtooth performances of the Devil can be explained by the permanent bludgeoning of the opposing defenses.
Same story from AS. “There have been three undistributed red cards in this game. These situations make you question the VAR system, whether it serves the purpose for which it was created. The most important thing in the world of football is the physical integrity of the players, who are the ones who provide the spectacle and support it all. And if we don’t protect them, it’s over. “ said Iturralde González, the arbitration specialist of our Spanish colleagues.
For his part, Zinedine Zidane did not want to argue. Even if he thinks none the less: “I’m not a referee, we’re not going to change that”. For the Devils, the good news is that Eden Hazard’s body is holding up. If his performance yesterday does not raise an excess of optimism, this decisive pass can allow him to regain his feelings. And to chain a fifth game in La Liga against Bilbao this Sunday. Something that has only happened to him once since joining Real Madrid in 2019.