Professional Footballers Association award winner Eden Hazard, was last night labeled by head coach Marc Wilmots as the worst player in the Belgium team that defeated Cyprus in a 1-0 win in Europ 2016 qualifier.
Although Hazard scored the winning goal in the 85th minutes to help his team come second in ‘group B’ to qualify for Europe 2016, yet his performance wasn’t convincing as alluded by his head coach.
“He (Hazard) was the worst tonight,” said wilmots.
“I thought about substituting him, but in the last 10 minutes he always has the ability to do that. At the World Cup, this was the case.
“I obviously expect more from him, but he will grow as the season progresses.”
Hazard seems to have been experiencing a deep in form this season both at the national side and also at the club side. He hasn’t really replicated his outstanding performances that earned him so much praises last season both by club fans and various pundits.
His team, Chelsea had struggle this season having able to accumulate just four points out of a possible 12. They are eight points adrift of league leaders Manchester City.
Hazard was not only the player who fell under the verbal wrought of Wilmots but his fellow teammate Benteke was also criticized with Walmots branding his display a “half-performance”.
The striker was substituted for the second half by his Liverpool team-mate Divock Origi.