Belgium forward Eden Hazard said he was starting to find his form again after a solid 65 minutes in Thursday’s 2-1 Nations League home win over Wales, but admitted he needs more time at Real Madrid ahead of the World Cup.
After Hazard made just one start for Real this season, he called it a “delicate situation”.
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He showed flashes of his quality in the first half against the Welsh and was delighted with his contribution before the hour mark.
“I’m happy to start another tournament,” Hazard told RTL. “You saw it, I think, I’m happy when I’m playing and it’s been nice to play for the supporters here [in Brussels] Again. Our first half was good.
“I know what I can do. Now I want to progress to the World Cup. Let’s see what the coach has to say. [Roberto Martinez] Deciding, but I’m happiest when I’m playing.
“When I play, I give everything. It’s a delicate situation at Real Madrid. I want to play more, but I can’t do too much.
“I always say when the old Eden Hazard plays he’ll come back. I’ve got to get back into the rhythm.”
Belgium can still qualify for the Nations League semi-finals but need to beat the Netherlands by three goals in Amsterdam on Sunday to top their group.
“We will try to play a good game there and prepare ourselves for the World Cup,” Hazard added.