Las Blancos shot stopper believes his compatriot will soon find his feet at the Santiago Bernabeu after a tough time
Thibaut Courtois has backed Eden Hazard to “explode” for Real Madrid after his unfortunate injury.
Haznd is yet to make his debut for Madrid this season, having suffered a muscle injury as he began to recover from an ankle issue.
The playmaker struggled to make a big impact for the La Liga giants in his first season since returning from Chelsea last year.
But Cortois, a teammate for Belgium and Madrid, believes it is only a matter of time before Hazard arrives at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“Hazard? I have no doubt, I’m sure we’ll see the best Eden Hazard, “said the goalkeeper. SER string on Wednesday.
“He is the first to show off. I see him very well and hope he can prove it soon.
“Before his injury, he played a lot of games very well and he was unlucky there and it wasn’t easy to get out of it. But now this month I saw him train well. I’m sure any time. It will not explode and will give the team a lot of joy. “
Courtois arrived in Madrid from Chelsea in 2018 and struggled in the beginning, but he changed his form.
The 28-year-old paid tribute to coach Zinedine Zidane for continuing to support him.
“Zidane has given me a lot of confidence. I’ve always felt that he trusted me and that’s important.”
“In those difficult moments early last year, if you don’t feel the coach is with you, it becomes difficult.”
Cortois’ saving percentage in La Liga in his first season with Madrid in 2018-19 was 65.4, according to the -19 lease. That figure rose to 79 improved..2 last season, as he faced 302 shots in both campaigns. In the four matches so far in 2020-21, Cortois’ savings percentage is at 86.7, which reflects his improvement in Madrid.
Madrid, who are top of La Liga with 10 points from four matches, host Cadiz on Saturday.