Real Madrid will be back in form by February, says Zinedine Zidane

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard

At the end of November, Hazard said: "I am always very fine at this club".

"After the break, we'll be okay; we are looking forward to the draw on Monday even though a hard opponent is coming. I don't care what team we play, this doesn't take place until February". The important thing was to get through to the knockout stage, we've done that.

Following their clash with Sevilla, Los Blancos travel to the Middle East for the Club World Cup before returning to take on Barcelona in El Clasico.

Rafael Varane's muscle injury suffered in the Champions League on Wednesday leaves Zidane with a major defensive headache. The French global came off the pitch instantly after feeling the injury on Wednesday.

The central defender limped off the pitch 38 minutes into their game against the Germans and will miss the weekend clash against Eduardo Berizzo's side.

Giving an update on defender Raphael Varane, who was forced off through injury, the Frenchman said, "He has hurt himself and we have to wait the scan results that will come tomorrow", Zidane said.

"He doesn't think it's a serious problem, but he is definitely out for Saturday", the French coach added.

"We will find a solution to overcome this and put out a team on Saturday. Marcos Llorente can play there, he has done it before". "Nothing has changed, we always have that possibility, and we will see what might happen. Regarding signings, I have two goalkeepers and I'm very happy with both of them", There has been ongoing speculation regarding the interest of Los Blancos in signing Kepa Arrizabalaga in January. "Every year we look at it to see if we sign someone or not".

Real Madrid, who are placed fourth in the LaLiga table, now play Sevilla at Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Atletico Madrid were the big winners of matchday 14 and could move temporarily to within three points of Barcelona if they can win away to Betis who have just one win in their last 8 matches, during which they have shipped an alarming 21 goals to pile the pressure on coach Quique Setien in the wake of last weekend' s defeat to Las Palmas.

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