Eden Hazard & Belgium
Chelsea star Eden Hazard faced the press on Saturday before Belgium’s away match at Cyprus.
Belgium opened their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 3-1 win over Russia.
Hazard scored twice against the 2018 World Cup quarterfinalists.
Chelsea & Real Madrid
During the presser, Hazard was again asked about leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid.
The question was asked in Greek, however Hazard didn’t need to help of the translator to respond.
Hazard rebuffed the Real Madrid question – which is surely not going away anytime soon.
Eden Hazard when he gets a question in Greek (from a Cypriot journalist). He only understands the words ‘Real’ & ‘Madrid’
– EH: “No sorry.”
(Laughter in the room)
— Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 (@HLNinEngeland) March 24, 2019
Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen may play until 40
The Cyprus match will be Hazard’s 100th for the Belgian national team.
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen holds the record for Belgium international caps, which currently stands at 112.
The Chelsea star was asked about his national team ambitions. Hazard replied:
I am happy to have reached this number of international matches at the age of 28. It was a nice track so far. Hopefully it won’t stop soon. I still feel good, I still enjoy this shirt.
If Jan keeps going until he is 40, it will be difficult. It’s not my ambition to catch up with him.
I want to play with Jan for as long as possible, because he is an excellent football player – we understand each other well.
The longer he stays the Red Devil, the better. Jan is very important for the team. We’ll see.
I don’t think I’ll play football until I am forty. It depends on how my body reacts. So far that’s good – I’m in shape – but the accumulation of matches will one day be felt. Certainly with the Euros and World Cups that are coming.
Where Hazard keeps his caps & trophies
Hazard was also asked about where he’ll store his 100th Belgium cap:
Usually you get a cap from the Belgian FA when you play your 100th game.
If I get one, I will keep it in my garage. With all my other trophies.