The last we saw of Eden Hazard before lockdown was when he was using crutches to get about after ankle surgery.
Now, three months later, we’re seeing him training with his Real Madrid teammates as normal having fully recovered from his injury problems.
The time between these two images has been filled with hard work, professionalism and hunger to return to action as soon as possible.
Hazard‘s recovery hasn’t gone unnoticed amongst the board, but it’s his teammates who have been particularly impressed.
What they see before them now is a different player who can, now he’s put his fitness torment behind him, make the difference for them on the pitch.
The Real Madrid players have been wowed by the Belgian’s physical shape, his exemplar commitment and his will to move on from the struggles he’s had to endure this season.
The two major setbacks with his ankle have stopped him from having the chance to justify the money Los Blancos spent on him last summer.