Eden Hazard has not been the same player he was for a few years now, but he can also blame the injuries that marked his career for that. Many were surprised considering that he played in the World Cup. Hazard believes that the fans were right.
‘Not at all. We were talking about the name of Leandro Trossard to replace me, he was having a good season. Even I wondered why I had to play when he had to go on the bench. It’s normal for people to think that.
Especially after the game against Egypt, where we don’t play a good game, where I don’t play a good game.' - he said, as quoted by metro.co.uk The Belgian emphasized that Cristiano Ronaldo did not play either, considering that he is not the right one.
‘Cristiano Ronaldo did not play the last matches of the World Cup with Portugal, and yet it is Cristiano with Portugal, it is even more than Eden with Belgium. It is football, there are young people who grow, who want to take the place.
When I started at the age of 16 with Lille, I took the place of Michel Bastos or someone else. Players who were there, in place. It’s normal, it’s football.’
Eden Hazard on the reasons for leaving the national team
Eden Hazard explained his decision to leave the national team and the reasons for it; ‘There are several factors.
I started thinking about it after the Euros,’ Hazard said. ‘At the time, I had worked a lot, I got injured, I couldn’t play against Italy. It really hurt my morale. There are a lot of things. I’m here in Madrid with Toni Kroos who left the German national team two years ago and who tells me that when the other players are in the national team, he can enjoy with his children.
And then, the coach left, we had a very good relationship. There are also young people who are growing. I couldn’t see myself not playing for Real Madrid and then arriving in the national team and playing, when young people deserve to play for the Devils.’