Ruud van Nistelrooy impressed with new PSV signing Thorgan Hazard

PSV Eindhoven head coach Ruud van Nistelrooy has spoken highly of new singing Thorgan Hazard despite only being at the club for a number of days, Voetbalkrant reports.

The 29-year-old winger was brought in on loan from Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund marked as someone to fill the gaps Cody Gakpo and Noni Madueke left after making their big money moves to Premier League.

The former Borussia Monchengladbach made an instant impact for the Eredivisie club scoring on his debut against Feyenoord two weeks ago after coming from the bench to help secure a crucial point against PSV’s title rivals.

Van Nistelrooy praised the player’s attitude since arriving at the Philips Stadion and is confident he will play a full 90 minutes of football soon.

He said: “What are good signals is that his actions immediately yield returns. His first ball contact against Feyenoord is a goal, he comes in against FC Emmen and prepares a ball for Luuk (De Jong, ed.), who shoots it in.”

“Those are wonderful signals that a player is quickly grounded and feels good in the group. Now it is important to increase the number of playing minutes in the coming weeks.”

Hazard, who spent some time at Stamford Bridge along with brother Eden, has been out of favour at the Signal Iduna Park with head coach Edin Terzic preferring the likes of Donyell Malen and Giovanni Reyna on the wings.

He has only started four Bundesliga matches and has played as a make-shift left-back in both league and Champions League action.

GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips

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