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Vinicius Junior trains with Real Madrid amid concerns about compatibility with Eden Hazard - in pictures

Manager Zidane reportedly believes both players have a similar style and don't focus on defence

Real Madrid continued their training on Saturday amid reports of compatibility issues between star players Eden Hazard and Vinicius Junior.

The Daily Mail quoted a report from AS publication as saying that manager Zinedine Zidane faces a tough decision as and when football resumes.

Hazard arrived at Real following a £130million (Dh580m) move from Chelsea but has struggled with injuries and fitness.

He has yet to appear alongside Vinicius and AS reported that Zidane feels they are incompatible and can't be played at the same time.

Hazard has been limited to just 15 appearances in all competitions this campaign. And Zidane feels the Belgian and Vinicius have a similar style of play with very little focus on a defensive role.

Earlier, Zidane had lauded the physical and mental form of Real players upon their return from lockdown.

"The players have worked well from home and that's why they have come back on great form, this is going to be crucial," Zidane said.

Updated: May 23, 2020 04:07 PM

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