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Eden Hazard Reacts Badly When Asked About France's Victory

Posted in 11 July 2018

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Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois didn't appreciate France's negative game plan.

Belgium failed to secure a spot in the World Cup final with France beating Roberto Martinez's side 1-0 thanks to a second-half header from Samuel Umtiti.

Hazard was at his brilliant best vs. France though he was unable to steer his side into the next round.

Showing attacking intent, alongside De Bruyne. However, the pair have lambasted France's tactics.

"I prefer to lose with this Belgium than win with that France," Hazard said.

De Bruyne agreed with his skipper: "Have I been annoyed by France? No, I play at City. I play against teams that play so defensively 90% of the time.

"That is football. What they do, they do well. Both teams have had opportunities. That one goal makes the difference."

Not to mention Courtois who echoed Hazard and De Bruyne's sentiment.

"France have played anti-football. I have not yet experienced that a striker plays so far from goal.

"It's their right to play like that, but it's not nice to see. Not only the French tactics, but the referee, he didn't call well at all."

Though, I guess, the frustration of not reaching the World Cup final got the better of them. Especially giving their thoughts immediately after the game when defeat is still fresh.

Belgium still have one more game to negotiate before departing Russia.

'The Red Devils' will play either England or Croatia in the third place play-off on Saturday.