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Hazard ‘still not 100 percent’ ahead of Belgium’s Euro 2020 opener

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It remains to be seen how much the forward, who endured yet another injury-plagued season with Real Madrid, will be involved in Euro.

Eden Hazard is “still not 100 percent” ahead of Belgium’s Euro 2020 opener against Russia on Saturday.

Hazard has struggled with a variety of injuries since jumping ships from Chelsea to Real Madrid in the summer of 2019 which has seen him become a subject of criticism among the Madridistas.

The 30-year-old is currently on international duty and finds himself lacking full fitness. There are questions marks regarding the role he’ll play for Belgium in this summer’s European tournament as he missed two of the three warm-up games and barely played in one.

“I was able to play 10 minutes against Croatia and I’ve only had one full week of training,” Hazard told Belgian media channel RTBF.

“We’ll see, with the medical team what I’ll do for the first match. To start, it will be the decision of the head coach, but I’m still not 100 percent so we’ll see what we’ll do.”

There have been talks Hazard will consider retirement from international football after Euro 2020, and the player is not ruling it out. “I do not know, we will see well.”

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