Belgium winger Eden Hazard has acknowledged he was a bitter disappointment at the World Cup after he failed to have a decisive impact on the team’s run to the quarterfinals.
Hazard said in Wednesday editions of Sudpresse that ”the criticism targeted at me was justified.”
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While Belgium was generally lauded for winning its first four games before losing 1-0 to Argentina in the quarterfinals, Hazard was targeted for his lackluster performances during the 2-1 win over the United States in the second round, and the game against Argentina.
He said ”it didn’t work out the way it had hoped it would.”
The 23-year-old Chelsea player said he was already looking forward to the 2016 European Championship in France.