- Eden Hazard limps off in the 70th minute of Belgium’s clash with Costa Rica.
- Roberto Martinez insists that his withdrawal was nothing to worry about.
- WATCH: Hazard superb in build-up to Batshuayi goal for Belgium
Eden Hazard was forced to leave the field during Belgium’s final warm-up friendly against Costa Rica on Monday night. However, it’s not believed to be anything serious and Hazard will be fit to compete in this summer’s World Cup.
Hazard was in scintillating form for the Red Devils on the night. He provided an assist, as well as being influential in the build-up of Michy Batshuayi’s goal.
When the Chelsea talisman was forced off in the 70th minute after a heavy challenge, Belgian’s will have held their breath in fear that Hazard may not be able to compete in Russia.
However, Roberto Martinez was quick to insist following the game that Hazard did not sustain anything like a serious injury and will be fit and available for Belgium’s first group game against Panama next Monday.
Martinez is quoted by the Telegraph saying:
“Eden is fine.”
“He looks sharp, he looks strong and he looks fit to ride any challenges. At the end he just came off because he had a little bit of a dead leg, a little bit of a knock on his leg. Nothing to be worried about.”
This is excellent news. Seeing Hazard miss out on what could be an excellent World Cup campaign for his country would be utterly heartbreaking.