Following a lackluster season with Chelsea, Eden Hazard will be keen on putting in decent performances for Belgium once the European Championships kick-off in a bid to help the Belgian Red Devils claim their first major tournament.
Belgium is most certainly right up there with France, Germany, and Spain in terms of the caliber of individual talent present in their squad with the likes of Lukaku and Carrasco and most importantly Hazard amongst their key players.
Hazard was nowhere near his top form for Chelsea during their testing times in the 2015-16 Premier League campaign and lost his place in the starting lineup. However, towards the end of the season, the Belgian bounced back from his performance-induced sabbatical in style and seemed like a completely different player as he was evidently back to his best.
The Belgian coaching staff will undoubtedly be pleased that the Chelsea playmaker was able to regain his form just in time for the European Championships, as without the pace, trickery and technique of Hazard, the Belgium side will not be as decisive as they are right at this moment in time.
They recently claimed a 3-2 win against the Danish national team, a game in which Hazard was on the score sheet along with Romelu Lukaku, which just goes to show that the Chelsea midfielder is rearing to prove his doubters wrong with a superb all-round performance in the European Championship.
Hazard’s last major international tournament (The World Cup) was a fruitful one for Belgium to a certain extent, but it was a relatively fruitless for the player himself as he failed to put up the sort of performances usually expected from him.
He’ll be hoping for a different scenario as he heads into Euro 2016 with 65 international caps under his belt. So, he’ll be keen on playing the lead role in Belgium’s entire Euro 2016 campaign.
Hazard may not be the most prolific goalscorer in the national side but considering what he can bring to the national team; he’s certainly an all-rounder. Lukaku is Belgium’s automatic threat in front of goal while Hazard is capable of bagging goals, and invests his energy in carrying the team just as he did in the 2014-15 season with Chelsea.
The Chelsea man possess the ability to find pockets of space in-between the opposition’s 18-yard-area which makes him quite dangerous when he’s on the move. He plays his best football as a left-winger or as the number 10 role in which he rekindled his form for Chelsea.
If Hazard can successfully spur Belgium to Euro 2016 glory, then he’ll have made his mark on the international scene, and may be in for a host of individual accolades.