Muscularly affected against Portugal, Hazard should not play again in this Euro 2020.
Eden Hazard has said he fears his hamstring injury is serious after coming out late in the game in Belgium’s 1-0 win over Portugal on Sunday in the Euro 2020 round of 16. .
The Real Madrid winger left the field in the 85th minute after being jostled many times in the match but it was because of a muscle injury that he was forced to leave his partners.
A blow for Hazard who had just played his first full match on the last day of the group stage for more than a year, the fault of repeated injuries since his departure from Chelsea to Real Madrid. But even though he is sidelined for the rest of the competition, he has indicated he will stay at the Red Devils camp to support his teammates.
“I injured myself, I felt something in the hamstrings,” Hazard told reporters. “I think I have something serious, we’ll see tomorrow.”
“We will analyze the injury well, we will see the extent afterwards.”
“As captain, I will stay with the squad because I have an important role to play.”
Belgium qualified for the quarter-finals of the Euro after winning against Portugal, the 30-year-old will be tested before the clash against Italy on Friday.
If he is unable to participate, Hazard will most certainly be replaced by Yannick Carrasco in the starting XI, the Atlético Madrid winger having taken the place of his captain for the last five minutes on Sunday night. .
Hazard’s injury is added to the list of injured Belgian players, as Kevin De Bruyne also came out early against Portugal and his case concerns our Belgian neighbors while Timothy Castagne had to give up the competition in the first match against Russia and a broken cheekbone.