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Ancelotti gives hope to Gazzard in Real Madrid: "He deserves to play for a few minutes" |  Primera section

Ancelotti gives hope to Gazzard in Real Madrid: “He deserves to play for a few minutes” | Primera section

Barely 5 minutes against Elche, not even a substitute in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk. Eden Hazard is not at the top of Real coach Carlo Ancelotti’s standings. Certainly not now that Vinicius Jr. is playing roof tiles.

But maybe our compatriot will play Rayo Vallecano this weekend. “Eden is not happy because he knows his qualities and behaves professionally in training,” Ancelotti said in his weekly press conference.

“He deserves the time to play and he will also get the minutes to play. He must maintain the confidence, but I can’t say yet whether he will play tomorrow or later. But I can say that I am sorry for this situation, because Eden is very professional.”

“Whether he will start at the base? I have to think about it. I don’t think my players are tired and it is important to maintain the dynamics in the group,” says the Italian.

National team coach Roberto Martinez is convinced that Hazard can reach his highest level again. “He’s been training hard for the rest of the season,” he said when announcing his selection for the World Cup qualifiers. “Now he has to play to get the rhythm of the match. His focus and demeanor are really good.”

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