Chelsea and Belgium superstar Eden Hazard admits to being unhappy after he was substituted by the Belgium manager Marx Wilmots during Belgium’s European qualification match against Israel.
Hazard admitted that he was shocked to see his number go up for substitution as he felt fresh and was feeling ok to continue the game. Wilmots clearly saw something and brought Hazard back only after an hour of play.
Hazard was less than pleased when he was substituted. Chelsea star reacted angrily towards the kitman to express his disbelief and frustration over the decision.
Belgium manager Marc Wilmots saw the whole thing differently as he explained how he thought that Chelsea star was getting tired and the intensity of the game was getting too much for Hazard to handle and he could have suffered a knock or blow before the game ended.
While speaking to Express, Wilmots said: Hazard is not hurt, but I had the impression that he was tired,”
“In these kind of games, you have to react immediately because we did not have time.”
After the game, Hazard was questioned for his behaviour after he was taken off on the hour mark. Hazard was honest in expressing his disbelief over the manager’s decision. Hazard said:
“I was a little bit surprised to be substituted, also, I was a little bit unhappy and I think you could see that I was unhappy,”
“I asked the coach for a reason and he told me that I was tired. Maybe I was a little bit tired. I’ve played a lot of games this season.”