PARIS – Eden Hazard is ready to make his first start for Real Madrid in their mouthwatering Champions League opener away to Paris St Germain, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday.
The Belgian forward came off the bench to make his Real debut in Saturday's 3-2 win over Levante, having had his start to life at the club hit by a thigh injury the day before the La Liga season began.
"I think he is ready to play because he has been able to complete more training sessions," the Frenchman told a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Group A game at the Parc des Princes.
"Everyone knows I have always thought highly of Hazard, he is a decisive player who can make the difference and the fact he is at Real Madrid proves that.
"I think he is going to be a very important player for us and he is going to have a formidable future here."