Roberto Martínez: ‘There is no war with Madrid for Hazard’

The selector of Belgium, the Spanish Roberto Martinez, assured this Friday that “there is no division” between the Real Madrid and the Belgian football federation regarding the decision of the club’s doctors not to undergo an operation on the Madrid forward, Eden Hazard, for his injury to the psoas.

“Here there is no war between the club and the Federation. We are all here to try to find the best solution and support each other between the two institutions to help the player improve,” he said. Martinez at the press conference where he announced the squad list of the Belgian team for the first qualifying matches for the Qatar World Cup 2022.

The Real Madrid announced last week the injury of Eden Hazard in the right psoas, the cause of which seemed to be the plaque that was inserted into his ankle in an operation last July in Dallas (United States), which has not managed to end his discomfort in that joint.

At first, it seemed that the best solution was a new intervention to remove or reposition the plate, but the club’s medical experts made the player see that it was best to follow a conservative treatment, without deadlines.

In this regard, the Spanish coach stressed that “it is time to forget about any deadline” and focus on “giving him what he needs to make a full recovery.”

“When injuries occur, all possible options are sought and one of them was to go through the operating room and rectify or remove the plaque,” acknowledged Martínez, although he stated that “the expert’s medical vision is clear” and is to progress without the need for surgery.

Likewise, the Spaniard recalled that Hazard He is a player who has suffered few injuries throughout his career and who is convinced that the countless absences he is having this year “all come from the same focus.”

However, the coach assured that the forward is “in a good mood” and that he is looking forward to “being in top form as soon as possible.”

Hazard will be the best player in the Eurocup“Roberto Martínez joked when, at the press conference, he was asked to translate a question into English that he had previously answered in Spanish.

“We are very confident that Eden He can do a very good rehabilitation and we hope to see him before the end of the season at the club, at the level we all know, making a difference on the field, “he said.