EDEN THREAT is poised for an emotional reunion to Chelsea when he wants to boot his old mates out of the Champions League.
The artful midfielder invested seven years at the club before changing to Genuine Madrid for ₤ 150million in June 2019.
Hazard has been dogged by injuries at the Spanish giants but is fit again from a calf stress– and he is pumped up to play tonight versus Chelsea.
Real defender Raphael Varane, 28, stated: “He is rather inspired to play a Champions League semi-final.
” He is a determined footballer and if you play against your previous club, that is an extra motivation in the club and the group we are dealing with.
” We know the quality they have and he wishes to prove his on the pitch to help the group.”
Belgium star Threat, 30, is most likely to be on the bench as he is relieved back into action– while ex-Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois, 28, starts in objective.
Real manager Zinedine Zidane firmly insisted: “There are no doubts about Threat’s physical fitness.
” He played 15-20 minutes recently and was rather excellent. The most essential thing is he did not feel anything about his issue.
” He is quite well and now he is happy to have a game, since he is going to contribute to the group a lot.”
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Christian Pulisic wears Threat’s old No 10 t-shirt at Chelsea and the American left-winger has been referred to as his replacement.
But speaking ahead of the first-leg clash, Pulisic, 22, stated: “He was an incredible player at this club. I absolutely admired him.
” I am not comparing myself to him in any way or attempting to be like him. I’m my own gamer, doing my finest for this club.
” Undoubtedly he was a massive gamer for this club and it is an honour to hear comparisons like that– however I still have a method to go.”
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