‘I’m honestly sad… I tried to contact him’: PSG defender Thomas Meunier can’t get hold of Eden Hazard to apologise for injuring him during Real Madrid Champions League clash
- Thomas Meunier injured Eden Hazard in Tuesday’s Champions League match
- The Real Madrid man was forced to come off in the 70th minute at the Bernabeu
- PSG’s Meunier has tried to get in contact with his Belgian team-mate to no avail
- The 2-2 draw on Tuesday means PSG top the group and Real finish second
Thomas Meunier has admitted his distress at not being able to apologise to Eden Hazard for injuring him on Tuesday.
The PSG right back, who is team-mates with Hazard at international level with Belgium, accidentally collided with the Real Madrid winger during the 2-2 draw in the Champions League.
Real’s £130million man was forced off in the 70th minute at the Bernabeu, and the club confirmed after the game that Hazard has suffered bruising to his right leg.
PSG’s Thomas Meunier clatters into Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard, resulting in the leg injury
Speaking to French outlet La Derniere Heure, Meunier said: ‘I am honestly sad.
‘I tried to contact him directly after the match, but I couldn’t reach him.
‘Aside from that, I saw two or three of his team-mates who said that he had taken quite a hit. I cross my fingers that it is not too bad.
‘If there is one player who I really don’t want to injure, it’s Eden.’
Meunier plays with Hazard at international level – the pair are consistently in the starting XI together and played in the side which finished third in the 2018 World Cup.
Meunier applauds the travelling supporters in Madrid but was upset about Hazard’s injury
Although the injury is not as bad as first feared, the club stated that ‘his recovery will continue to be assessed’ with question marks about Hazard’s availability for upcoming games.
However, original rumours that the Belgian would miss the first ‘El Clasico’ of the season against Barcelona on December 18 are no longer a cause for concern.
PSG staged a late fightback on Tuesday as two goals in quick succession saved a point, meaning they will finish top of Group A with Madrid guaranteed a runners-up spot.