Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard has recovered from injury sooner than expected, but not yet fit enough to play against Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final.
had hinted that the Belgian international could be back in the fold on Tuesday againstLiverpool
However, despite being involved in Madrid's last three training sessions he failed to prove his well-being, and therefore he has not been included on the 21-man list.
With Hazard on the brink of a return to action, Zidane believes that the showdown with Liverpool is still too early for the formerChelsea
"Eden has to be calm,"
Zidanesaid at a press conference
on Monday, prior to the announcement of the squad.
"We never risk a player returning if he's not ready.
"We'll do things little by little and we'll see when he'll play again. That's how it is at the moment."
The good news for Zidane is that Federico Valverde has returned and is ready to play on Tuesday for the first time since March 20.