Albert is very concerned about World Cup opportunities Hazard

Albert is very concerned about World Cup opportunities Hazard
Albert is very concerned about World Cup opportunities Hazard

The World Cup in Qatar kicks off in November. The Red Devils will face Canada, Morocco and Croatia in their first three games. Not a bite-sized chunk for Roberto Martinez’s troops, although everyone naturally expects the group stage to be a formality for the Devils.

In La Tribune, the Walloon counterpart of Extra Time, Philippe Albert spoke out about the worrying situation of Eden Hazard at Real Madrid. The Red Devil hardly gets a job, and was not allowed to replace Carlo Ancelotti during the past weekend (again). Albert therefore fears for the World Cup chances of the captain of the Red Devils. “I’m starting to panic. Martinez already indicated that he was only going to bring players who regularly come to work. Meanwhile, Hazard has been struggling for three seasons, and he barely played any games,” said the former Red Devil.

Marc Wilmots, who was also a guest on the RTBF program, was a lot more nuanced. “There are still more than 25 games left for him. We don’t know yet how his situation will evaluate. Real players could be faced with injuries or suspensions, which could allow him to collect playing minutes again,” concludes the former national coach.

Brazilians keep Hazard out of base

Carlo Ancelotti has had no place for Hazard in Real Madrid’s starting eleven for several months. Due to the unparalleled form of wing players Vinicius and Rodrygo, the chance that the Red Devil will soon be dropped in the base also seems small. In the preparation, Hazard was briefly played out as a ‘false nine’, but given the return of Benzema in the striker at the Royal, the Red Devil had no more chances to show himself in that position since the start of the competition.


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