Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ need to win the World Cup this year.
Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has captained his nation Belgium since 2015 and wishes to go further than their third place at Russia in 2018.
The 31-year-old winger will participate in his third World Cup and will captain a nation of almost 12 million people.
“I have to set the bar high. I’m going to try to do better than in 2018. It’ll be tough because that was already pretty good,” Hazard told FIFA on Monday. “I’m fortunate to be the captain of a great team and a big footballing nation, and so we owe it to ourselves to have high expectations.”
Players like Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku are some of the biggest names in world football.
“There’s always talk of the ‘golden generation’ but there’s some truth to it. We’ve spent almost 10 years together. Now we’ve got young players starting to come through,” Hazard said.
“Of course, we’ve got an incredible generation of players, but we still haven’t won anything. If we really want to earn that ‘golden generation’ nickname, I think that’s the one thing we still need to do.”
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