What enjoyment. That is the main Roberto Martínez’s concern on Eden Harzard, that tonight against Croatia will play his first minutes since on May 16 he played 13 minutes against Athletic in LaLiga (follow the game live on AS.com). Shortly after, the madridista suffered an injury (another one) and questioned his participation in the Eurocup, but the Belgian coach was confident of his recovery and today will test fitness of his star in the last preparatory match before the continental tournament.
“There are players who need be physically at 100%, others that may depend on your talent. Eden trusts her talent, in that capacity in one against one. I’m not worried about the 90 minutes, I’m worried that I may enjoy your football“, assured the spanish technician yesterday at a press conference. Of course, his presence in the eleven holder this almost ruled out and Hazard will most likely enter the field in the second half.
Opposite will be a Croatia you need a emotional blow after last Tuesday he failed to get past the tie beforeand Armenia (1-1). Since they were runners-up at the World Cup in 2018, the balkan national team has been be unable of win three consecutive games and they arrive at the tournament somewhat impaired physically and mentally.
Kovacic, who did not play last Tuesday since he had just played the Champions League final with Chelsea, it will be of the game predictably. The question is whether it will accompany you Modric in the medullary. The Madrid midfielder finished the season with 3,721 accumulated minutes, the second year that he has played the most since he joined the white team, and last Tuesday, against Armenia, only disputed 45 minutes. Most likely Dalic use the same formula and you give your star 45 minutes, long enough for him not to lose his rhythm before the Eurocup and at the same time not to arrive at the tournament with exhausted batteries.