Belgium manager frustrated with Eden Hazard's set-backs.

Wed 11 November 2020 | 10:33

Slowed down by injuries and fitness problems, Eden Hazard's positive test for COVID-19 made Belgium coach Roberto Martinez frustrated.

Roberto Martinez


Eden Hazard

's positive Covid test "disappointing" as the Belgium lead trainer bemoaned the

Real Madrid

star's nonattendance. 

Hazard will miss Belgium's international friendly against Switzerland on Wednesday and the Nations League confrontation with England four days after the fact in the wake of incurring COVID-19. 

The 29-year-old striker tested positive before Madrid's 4-1 LaLiga lowering on account of Valencia on Sunday. 

Eden Hazard has included only multiple times in all rivalries for Madrid since he moved from


for €100million in June a year ago, finding the net twice and providing four assists. In his last season at Stamford Bridge, he marked 16 goals and 15 assists in the Premier League alone. 

"Obviously we were all delighted to see Eden [Hazard] play in the last three games with his club and starting to look happy and free, being able to score," Martinez told reporters.

"I think we were all looking forward to seeing Eden play for the national team. I think that was good news for the club as well because to be able to play minutes and get games will help his match fitness.

"The positive [COVID-19 test] is a disappointing news but it's not abnormal in the current world we live in. I think being positive for coronavirus is not news anymore. 

"At the moment, we are just following the protocols of UEFA and making sure that Eden carries on working at home so he doesn't lose any fitness and see how quickly he can join the national team if it can happen.

"But no, nothing mysterious about his positive [result], nothing at all. He's asymptomatic and he feels in good spirits and that's the only thing that matters."

source: SportMob

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