"I am happy you asked me so I can answer this".
One of the Premier League's leading lights, Hazard has been among the few positives in a Blues team in freefall this season, with his 13 goals so far (Isco has seven) making him the English champions' top scorer in 2017/18.
With Los Blancos some 19 points behind LaLiga leaders Barcelona following last weekend's 2-2 draw at relegation battlers Levante, there have been reports Zidane is preparing for a summer shake-up at the Santiago Bernabeu.
And speaking after the match, Zidane believes the victory has prepared his side well for the Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.
Nevertheless, Zidane was keen to point out that his backing for Isco did not mean a guaranteed run of starts, given the competition for places in his Madrid squad. We will have to play our game, try to control the match and stay focused when we don't have the ball. You recently asked me why I did not sign [anyone in January]. There are many games and I will count on everyone. "We don't know how the season will finish but we still believe we can do very good things".
"There have been some times this season when he hasn't been able to get on the scoresheet but he is there when needed".