Suara.com – Belgium winger and captain Eden Hazard has vowed not to let the condition of his ankle prevent him from performing at the highest level, even though he is now in his thirties.
Hazard admits that his ankle condition is no longer the same as it was 10 years ago after many injuries. However, the Real Madrid player promised that this condition would not affect his determination.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Hazard will appear from the early minutes in the final matchday of Group B Euro 2020 against Finland which will be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday (22/6/2021) early morning WIB.
That will be the 30-year-old’s first start at Euro 2020, after in the previous two matches he always played as a substitute.
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Hazard himself admits that maybe he is not ready to play the full 90 minutes.
“I’ve never doubted my own quality, but the question has always been whether I’m 100 per cent for the Euros. I’ve broken my ankle three times, obviously the condition isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago,” Hazard said as published on the official Euro 2020 website.
“But I know that when I’m in good shape, I can prove it on the pitch and that’s what I’m trying to do now.”
“I’m not 100 per cent fit yet, but I’m ready to play from the start. That’s the plan, taking me slowly into the team.”
“It’s important for me to be fully fit in the knockout stages, because that’s where I have to fully recover,” said Eden Hazard.
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Belgium itself has certainly qualified for the round of 16 of Euro 2020 and only needs a draw against Finland to lock up the group B champions.
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