“Hazard knows he will succeed in Madrid”

first_imgIn that sense, he recalled that, despite being a seeded in the tournament, he must play against Russia in Moscow and against Denmark in Copenhagen. “In a Euro so different Belgium to reach the final should play against four teams at home. But this format is worth it. Playing in twelve countries will be fantastic, “said Martinez, who sees” at a very similar level “to France, Croatia, Belgium, England, Portugal, Italy, Holland or Spain.The Belgian coach would like to be able to play in San Mamés the round of 16 of the Euro, something that would happen if he is champion of his group, especially for his goalkeeper coach, the Biscayan of Ondarroa Iñaki Bergara. “Playing in Bilbao would be worth it only for Iñaki. He is a great defender of the Basque Country and playing at home would be very nice,” he said. Belgium coach Roberto Martínez believes that Eden Hazard is already “adapted to what is” Real Madrid, as the white team is also “what the Belgian striker can give.” “There has been an evolution. In the beginning it was more that the players adapted to what Eden could take. The match with the PSG was key. There was a change of style and Hazard had a very important role,” Martinez said in his participation at the Bilbao Football Summit (BIFS’20) through a videoconference.The Catalan coach said about the arrival of the great star of his team at Real Madrid that playing in the white team “was his dream since childhood” and “marked the steps very well.” “He left through the big door of Chelsea, winning a title, and when he arrives in Madrid he wants to succeed and knows that he will succeed. The injuries are always setbacks, but Madrid is already adapted to what Eden can give and Eden to what Madrid is, “he said.On the other hand, he advanced that the goal of Belgium in the next Eurocup is to “try to be better” than in the last World Cup in Russia, which finished third with the “gold generation” of Belgian football. “You have to learn from the experience of the World Cup. Levels and ways of working were imposed and the team responded very well to external pressure. The Euro is going to go to the unknown. There has never been a tournament in so many countries and we have to prepare for the unknown, “he said.last_img