Belgium: Hazard says "Ready to take the challenge" Benzema with the Blues

First player of the Belgium team to attend a press conference, Eden Hazard, not yet fully recovered from his thigh injury, commented on the returns of Karim Benzema in Blue, and Thierry Henry with the Red Devils , before the Euro (June 11-July 11).

Eden Hazard still has “some problems with his thigh” but he “will be there when the Euro starts” reassured the Belgian team player on Monday, while answering questions from journalists at a press conference in Tubize. Eden Hazard has accumulated injuries and disappointing seasons since he arrived, but he remains one of the flagship players of this Red Devils team, which is among the favorites of the competition (June 11-July 11), with the France. The Blues will be able to count this year on the surprise return of Karim Benzema, an announcement which obviously did not escape Eden Hazard, the teammate of the French striker at Real Madrid.

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Hazard: “I know the France team meant a lot to him”

“As fans of football, you always want the best teams to play with the best players, Hazard said. Karim is one of the best players in the world. I’ve been playing with him for two years. I can’t stand it. to say that good. For us, players of the Belgian national team, we have already lost a semi-final against France, without him. With him, they will be even stronger, it will be even more difficult. take up the challenge. For him, it must be a pleasure to be back in the France team. I hope he can show everyone that he is still the best player. I know that the French team France meant a lot to him. Very happy for him. “

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Hazard: “Henry brings a plus every time”

The former French international Thierry Henry, world and European champion with the Blues, will return to the management of the Belgian team, as assistant to Robert Martinez, the coach. The news was a real surprise, even among those closest to the national team, starting with the players.

“I was surprised, I did not expect it, admitted Hazard. A bit like everyone else, I think. But very happy, we lived two years together. Two very beautiful years together. He brings a plus to every time he’s there. We had a great tournament together, I hope we will continue like this with him. For the good of the team… The players know him, we know how important he is. a in the group, we are very happy to have him with us. “

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