- Eden Hazard has been battling with a string of injuries that have hampered his settlement at Real Madrid since his dream move to the club in 2019
- This season has not been kind enough to the Belgian, with another injury setback limiting him to just 14 appearances
- He played no role in Madrid's qualification for the semi-finals of the Champions League where they are scheduled to play Chelsea
- However, Zidane has since hinted the winger could be fit just in time for the two-legged fixture
Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Eden Is inching closer to making his return from injury, with the winger desperate to be fit enough ahead of a possible reunion with Chelsea in the Champions League.
Hazard sealed a stunning dream move to Real in the summer of 2019 but has failed to live up to his billing after a string of injuries that have hampered his progress.
The Belgian's first season with the Los Blancos was marked with an ankle injury which required surgery a little over a year ago.
This season has not been any kind to him as he has suffered a number of injuries that have restricted him to just 14 appearances in all competitions.
However, his absence to close to a month now has not stopped Real from narrowing the gap on the La Liga summit and also confirmed their place in the Champions League semis without the winger playing any role.
Chelsea, who are Hazard's former club now stand in the way between Zidane and a potential fourth final in the European tournament as a manager.
The semi-final's first leg is slated to take place in 10 days' time in Spain, with the return leg set for a week later at Stamford Bridge.
And now Hazard could potentially be in contention for a place to face his former side who also booked a place in the last four.
Zidane has since confirmed the Belgium international has shown significant improvement as he battles his way to full fitness.
"He is feeling very better and he is ready. He wants to be back more than anyone else," the Frenchman said as cited by Metro UK.
"We have been more cautious with Carvajal and Hazard, because they are relapses. They are both better and that is good for the team," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Zinedine Zidane has predicted Real Madrid's Champions League meeting with Chelsea in the semi-finals will be a tough one.
Real set up a date with the Blues in the last four after seeing off Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
The La Liga giants stunned Liverpool 3-1 in Spain before settling for a 0-0 draw at Anfield to progress on goal aggregate.