Ahead of the mega football carnival in Russia, Belgium skipper Eden Hazard predicted England-Belgium final where his side will emerge as the champions. Surprisingly, he has predicted a team which belongs to the same group.
The two sides are set to go head-to-head in Group G, alongside Panama and Tunisia.
Via All Football app, Hazard predicted the World Cup knock-out scenario and posted it on Instagram. The Chelsea winger expects Belgium to win Group G. Then face Group H runners-up Poland. And, England will face Colombia in the Round of 16.
Roberto Martinez’s side is then set to beat Brazil according to Hazard. While, England will get the better of old enemy Germany, before Belgium beat France. England will knock Argentina out in the semi-final clash.
That will lead to a show-piece showdown between Hazard and his Chelsea teammates Gary Cahill and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. In the end, he predicted his side’s win against England in the coveted final.
If that happens so, a Golden Generation that includes the likes of Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku will be crowned.
Moreover, Hazard also believes Belgium must win the World Cup with the current group of players.
“We know what we are. We are good players, we all play in the big games in England, in Italy and in Spain, so we know what to do. The golden generation thing – you have, 10 years or 15 years ago, this same golden generation in England, but you won nothing,” Mirror quotes Hazard.
Eden Hazard knows what everyone expects from the side now.
“Now I think the fans, journalists, all of Belgium, the country just want to win something. We have a golden generation, we just want to win something now. Maybe we can be different to England – we will see. Of course we are very excited about the World Cup, like always. We start the first game in 10 days, so we just want to be there and playing. We are in preparation, but we will be ready for the World Cup when it starts,” Hazard stated.
Belgium made it to the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 in their most recent displays on the international stage.