At today’s media talk in Jerez, Thorgan Hazard discussed...
...his injury: My foot is a lot better. I am working my way back step-by-step. This afternoon I will train on my own while the others are free. I hope to be back in full-team training in the next two or three days.
...the first half of the season: The Hinrunde was good – for me and the team. We played well, especially at home and were able to win all our games at BORUSSIA-PARK. We also managed to pick up a big win away in Munich. I hope that we can carry our good form after the winter break too.
...his improvement this season: I said before the campaign started that I can play even better. I have done just that, but I have to make sure I am consistent. The main thing is still to work hard for the team and to take my chances. I have to improve my penalties – which I will work on in training.
...his position: Sometimes the head coach wants me to play out wide, others in the centre. It is dependent on who we are playing. It’s not important for me really. I concentrate on my own strengths and try to create problems for the opponents. Occasionally it can be difficult to impact the game if I don’t have many touches of the ball.
...the start of the Rückrunde: Finishing in the top four will be a real challenge, as the Bundesliga is such a strong league. We will focus on each game one at a time, starting with Leverkusen. We have to work hard ahead of this game, as the first game back is always difficult. Hopefully we can continue our strong run at home – even though a number of strong teams still have to visit BORUSSIA-PARK.
...the transfer rumours: Max Eberl and I spoke before the winter break and I confirmed that the only important thing for me right now is that I can help our team here to be successful. Max knows that my head is here at Borussia and I am fully concentrated on my job here. I am not thinking about a transfer or a new deal right now. I cannot say what will happen after the end of this season. I may possibly extend my contract as I’m very happy here and family are also settled. Max and I will speak about this when it is the right time.