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Zidane claims Hazard can make a difference against Atletico

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said Eden Hazard can make a difference in the upcoming Madrid derby with Atletico.

In his recent press conference he stated: “We know the calibre of player we have. He will show it at any moment. He did in (the 1-0 win against) Sevilla. Of course, everyone expects more from him and he is aware of that. We are behind him and he is with us. We just have to take it match by match because he is going to be the player we want with us, for sure. I am not going to doubt Hazard nor any of the rest of the players.  We are focused on playing a great match. We know that it will be complicated and that we will have to do everything right from the first minute to the last. We must be prepared.”

Los Blancos’ manager rested Hazard in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Osasuna so that he can be ready against Atletico.

The Madrid derby will take place on Saturday at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

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