By Pete Jenson for MailOnline
Published: 19:00 GMT, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 19:00 GMT, 27 November 2020
If La Liga leaders Real Sociedad have David Silva; pretenders to the crown Atletico Madrid have Joao Felix, and Barcelona eventually get back the best version of Lionel Messi, then Zinedine Zidane knows his Real Madrid team will need their very own Merlin if they are to win the league.
Only one man fits the bill and if Eden Hazard gets fit and stays fit no one doubts he will be the one to put the magic into Madrid's season.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Hazard was candid after he scored in Real Madrid's victory over Inter on Wednesday night. 'I need to play more, I need to build up my confidence,' he said. When asked how he could get that confidence he said in his improving Spanish: 'Play! On the pitch.'
If Eden Hazard can stay fit at Madrid no one doubts he will put the magic into their season
Zinedine Zidane knows only game time can bring the best out of player he urged club to sign
Hazard, who joined LaLiga giants from Chelsea in 2018, scored against Inter Milan this week
Zidane knows only game time can bring the best out of the player he urged Real Madrid to sign for so long, and has since spent so long waiting to get back to his best.
'Clearly he needs to play more,' he said after the game on Wednesday. 'We are building up his minutes. We know how much quality he has and we need that from him.'
The numbers are still awful. The penalty took him to three goals in 27 games. And he was unable to play 90 minutes. But there is cautious confidence that the Chelsea version of the Belgian international has not gone forever and can produce in Spain.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
His team-mates believe it too. They have