Chelsea star and Belgium captain Eden Hazard is confident that his country can achieve success at the upcoming 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Hazard is set to lead a powerful Belgium squad in Russia. They will be aiming to win the tournament and have been drawn in a group alongside Tunisia, Panama and England.
The Belgians have some of the world’s best players within their ranks such as Hazard himself, Thibaut Courtois, Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne.
On paper, the English will present the only real challenge and could be the only team that they can be excused for not winning against.
One of the strong criticisms to have been levelled against the Red Devils is the fact that they have failed to deliver in major tournaments. They crashed out of Euro 2016 at the hands of Wales despite having taken a talented squad to the event and were eliminated by Argentina during the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup.
England, likewise, have also failed to deliver in major tournaments and have not won a major international tournament since they won the World Cup in 1966.
Big things were expected from the English during the 2000s, when they had the likes of Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard, David Beckham and Michael Owen within their ranks, but that generation also failed to guide them to a trophy.
Hazard, however, believes that his current teammates can win something for their country.
He said: “The golden generation you had in England, 10 years or 15 years ago, won nothing. Now I think the fans, journalists, all of Belgium, the country just want to win something. We have a golden generation.”