Belgium was not able to qualify for the knockouts in the Qatar FIFA World Cup. In a must-win game, they drew to the Croatians and bowed out. Eden Hazard led Belgium came into the tournament with lots of expectations but didn’t live up to them.
The team was under the speculation of the rift between the senior players after the defeat to Morocco. Eden Hazard is now seriously thinking of his international career and is set to make a big announcement, as per Marca.
Eden Hazard to retire from International soccer?
After the disappointing campaign, the Red Devil captain is seriously thinking about his international career. The dressing room burst up with the likes of Kevin de Bryune, and Jan Vertonghen is one of the catalysts. Roberto Martinez didn’t start Eden hazard for an all-important game against Croatia. Although, he made a 10-minute appearance at the end.
Now, Marca reporter Mario Cortegana is reporting that Hazard is thinking of his future with the national team. Belgian coach Roberto Martinez has already left his role after the defeat. Injuries marred Hazard’s move to Real Madrid in 2019. Since the move, the player fell down the pecking order with the national team.
Eden Hazard is contemplating the future with the national team. Although, he hasn’t decided yet but will be discussing the idea with his near ones before any decision. Soon to be 32 years old, still has a lot of football left in him, but it will be his decision whether to continue at the international level or not.
Hazard was never the same after the Real Madrid move
Eden Hazard dreamt of playing for real Madrid throughout his career and got his move done in 2019. Although the move didn’t go to his liking as injuries crept in. It all started when he came overweight for his first preseason with the Madrid club. He has made just 72 appearances for the club and scored seven goals. The numbers are below par for the standards of Hazard.
He never was a player he once was at Chelsea after the Real Madrid transfer. It all went downhill since then. Injuries were the biggest reason behind this. Real Madrid fans were disappointed as they never saw a peak Hazard in the Real Madrid jersey.
The fresh news of the dressing room burst and the elimination of Belgium from the group stage are believed to be the important reasons behind Hazard’s retirement from international soccer news. Let us know your thoughts on whether Hazard should continue at the international level or not.