Eden Hazard sends honest message to Man United star
Eden Hazard insists that he does not regret the comments he made about Romelu Lukaku on Belgium duty
Eden Hazard has insisted that he does not regret the comments he made about Romelu Lukaku in the wake of Belgium’s 3-0 win over Panama in their World Cup opener.
The Chelsea FC playmaker accused Lukaku of “hiding up front” in the first half of Belgium’s clash with Panama on Monday before the Manchester United man scored twice in the second half for the Red Devils.
Hazard has revealed that he had to speak to Lukaku at half-time during their World Cup opener in Russia and insisted that he didn’t regret what he said.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Hazard said: “As the captain, even if I am not the captain I can talk, on the pitch I try to give my best, if I can help players to be better – I will.”
“I just told Romelu [Lukaku] if we want to win the game we need him, not just as a scorer to score goals, but we want him to be involved in the build-up.
“We just talked normally and we won the game in the end so it was fine.”
Hazard will take on Tunisia on Saturday in their second group G match, before they turn their attentions to facing England in their final group game next Thursday.
Meanwhile, Hazard’s future at Chelsea FC has been a source of speculation in recent weeks due to the fact that the Blues missed out on Champions League qualification for next season.
The west London club finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term but managed to end the campaign with a trophy by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley last month.