Eden Hazard is the main novelty of Real Madrid’s call-up for the next day of the Champions League for the game against Borussia Monchengladbach. Zinedine Zidane He will be able to count on the Belgian again, who has not played a game with the Whites since August 7.

Have passed 81 days, almost three months, since that day and the doubts about the suitability of his signing are not cleared. Hazard has not just dazzled, and his injuries have made him ostracize, not only forced by Zidane, but even by the fans. Now are the Vinícius, Rodrygos and company who raise passions over a player who arrived with the band of the future Ballon d’Or.

That he is summoned does not mean, much less, that he is going to play. Zidane will have to manage times, efforts, gaps and needs, but it doesn’t have much scope for experimentation. The defeat against Shakhtar is not the best possible start, not only because of the result, but because of the forms.

The victory against the Clásico has been a perfect balm and at a critical moment, since there were even dismissal drums towards the coach. The return of Hazard is not a panacea, at least at first, but he will have to be ready very quickly if he wants to contribute and show that the expectations placed on him are real.

Sergio Santos, the jewel of the quarry that travels to Germany

Among the 21 players that Zidane brings to Germany, in addition to Hazard, the other novelty is that of Sergio santos. This youth squad is considered one of the great promises of the subsidiary that Raúl González trains, and he was already a key piece in the conquest of the Youth League.

A hard-working right back, he will make his debut in a Champions list with only 19 years. The Nacho’s injury during the Classic and the previous Carvajal and Odriozola have left that position without a pure player for that position, except for one Lucas Vazquez reconverted who fulfilled more than acceptably at the Camp Nou.