Belgium captain Eden Hazard hails team's attacking prowess after 4-0 rout of Hungary in Round-of-16 clash; says performance will be hard to replicate
Toulouse (France): Eden Hazard said Belgium are hoping to keep the Euro 2016 party going with a win over Wales in Lille on Friday but said their 4-0 rout of Hungary will be hard to beat. In an impressive man-of-the-match performance Hazard hit his maiden goal of the tournament as the Red Devils proved far too hot to handle for an outclassed Hungary side.'
Eden Hazard during Round-of-16 clash against Hungary. Pic/Getty Images
While they limp out of their first finals in three decades with good memories of making the last 16, Belgium's hopes for their first final since 1980 are growing. Hazard can't wait to play in Lille where he starred for four seasons before moving to England. But he said: "Doing better than tonight would be difficult, I think. Everything was perfect. We scored goals, we created a lot of chances and we helped Thibaut Courtois keep a clean sheet.
"All in all it was a great night, but we made it easy for ourselves. We created a lot of chances from the start. Then we killed off the match. To do better will be hard. But we'll try."
A dominant Belgium go into the quarters for the first time since losing the 1980 final, but now have to beat an impressive Wales side if they are to make the last four.
Going on this performance, Belgium will fancy their chances although Hazard admitted Wales, and Gareth Bale, could be "complicated".
"They're a complicated side . We played them in the qualifiers, we haven't beaten them I don't think," he added. "They're quite a compact side with a star player up front (Bale) so we're going to have to study them well and try to do our best to win this match."