Eden Hazard received high praise for his performance against Finland.
After a heavy injury-riddled season, the Real Madrid ace finally took the pitch for Belgium and looked good.
Hazard was sharp and decisive on the night, something fans have not seen in a very long time. Belgium manager, Roberto Martinez hailed the 30-year-old.
“It’s the first time we’ve seen him play 90 minutes since November 2019,” Martinez reflected.
“He seems to be enjoying his football, he understands the players around him well. If there’s something that doesn’t worry me about Hazard it’s his individual talent, so I’m very happy to see him developing well.
“Physically he feels very strong and now we have a few days to prepare for the next game and see how he feels for the next part of the tournament.”
If Hazard is back to his full fitness, Belgium have another edge going into the knockout stages. Frontmen, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne are already performing at their best. Add Hazard to the mix and you have the recipe for domination.
One community who will be glad to see Hazard back in action will be the Real Madrid fans. They will be hoping to see him translate this level for his club next season.