Chelsea FC star Eden Hazard slams France after World Cup exit

Eden Hazard blasts France for their negative tactics after Belgium lost 1-0 in the World Cup semi-finals

Eden Hazard
Chelsea FC playmaker Eden Hazard Photo: Nike

Eden Hazard blasted France for their negative tactics after Belgium were knocked out of the World Cup in the semi-finals.

France sealed a 1-0 win over Hazard’s Belgium side to triumph and book their place in the final on Sunday.

It was a closely contested game as France emerged victorious thanks to Samuel Umtiti’s goal early in the second half.

Belgium had long periods of sustained pressure and forced France onto the back-foot for much of the game.

But the 1998 champions held firm and managed to book their place in Sunday’s final.

And Belgium captain Hazard was clearly not very impressed by the tactical approach deployed by his opponents.

Hazard told his post-match news conference: “I prefer to lose with this Belgium than win with that France.”

Hazard will now jet off on a brief summer holiday before reporting back to Chelsea FC to begin pre-season training.

The 27-year-old’s future has been a source of speculation this summer after Chelsea FC missed out on qualification for next season’s Champions League following their fifth-placed finish in the top flight.

The Blues are likely to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as they look to build a team capable of winning the title next season.

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