A Conversation With : Eden Hazard, Belgian professional footballer who plays for Chelsea and the Belgium national team
Updated on: 02 Jul 2016
Eden Hazard Returns To Lille As Captain Of Belgium. As They Take On Wales, He Hopes To Be An Example For His Teammates On The Pitch
Eden Hazard may have endured a dif ficult season for Chelsea in the Eng l i s h P r e m i e r League but he is rapidly becoming one of the biggest stars of Euro 2016 after playing consistently in the opening four games. His stun ning individual goal in the last 16 against Hungary , when Belgium won 4-0, underlined the fact that he is right up there with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Dimitri Payet as the big stars of the competition.Now he has a chance to take Belgium -ranked second in the world -into the semifinals as his team prepares to face Wales in the last eight in Lille.Excerpts from an interview:
Eden, it was great to see Belgium finally hit form against Hungary and show the world what you can do. Are you now back on course to reach the final?
It's always your aim at the start of a tournament to go as far as you can but we don't like to talk too much about it.There is nothing to celebrate at the moment -we had a good game but we haven't achieved anything yet.