Eden Hazard sends message to fans ahead of Chelsea return
Eden Hazard reveals his delight at being back in action for Belgium as Chelsea prepare to welcome him back into their team
Eden Hazard has revealed his delight at making his return to competitive action for Belgium during their 9-0 win over Gibraltar in Thursday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier.
The Belgian playmaker played for 77 minutes and scored one goal as he started the game for his country to help them take a step closer towards the World Cup in Russia next year.
Hazard is yet to feature for Chelsea this season after having suffered an ankle injury at the start of the summer and requiring surgery to correct the problem
The 26-year-old was called up by Belgium nonetheless and Roberto Martinez opted to play the Chelsea forward despite his lack of first-team minutes this season.
Luckily for Chelsea, Hazard seemed to come through the game unscathed, and the playmaker delivered a positive update after featuring for his country on Thursday night.
Speaking to RTBF, Chelsea star Hazard said: “I’m happy to have returned to the pitch for a competitive game.
“I was a little worried during the first five minutes, but I felt good after that. I’m happy.
“I think I’m ready to play Greece, but they’re certainly going to kick me, so it’s not ideal. The coach will decide. I just want to play football.”
Chelsea fans will be hoping to see Hazard back in action for the Blues when they take on Leicester City after the international break next weekend.
The west London club have won their last two Premier League games against Tottenham and Everton after losing their opener against Burnley 3-2 at Stamford Bridge back in August.