Register Login Scores

Euro 2020

Hazard & Benteke Slammed By Coach

Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Liverpool striker Christian Benteke were slammed by Belgium coach Marc Wilmots for their poor performances against Cyrus.

Read: Khune's Howler Makes The Rounds In England

Belgium won the game 1-0 thanks a late goal from Hazard, but Wilmots insisted the winger was lucky to still be on the pitch when he scored.

"Hazard was the worst. I thought about substituting him, but in the last 10 minutes he always has the ability to do that," Wilmots said, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"At the World Cup, this was the case. I obviously expect more from him, but he will grow as the season progresses.

"We won two games in a row but this is the poorest team performance I have seen and we will try to rectify the issue."

Wilmots substituted Benteke at half-time and called the Liverpool striker’s 45 minutes a "half-performance", but was glad the team came away with the three points.

"Both sides missed chances. But we believed until the end that we would score and managed to get the result we needed," the coach added.

"The contribution of (Divock) Origi and (Dries) Mertens in the second half was important, because I wanted quick combinations. As a result, in the last half hour we were often dangerous."

Read: Hazard: Why I Can't Be Like Messi & Ronaldo

Belgium currently sit in second spot in their 2016 Euro qualifying group with 17 points, just one behind leaders Wales, with two games to go.

Why do you think Hazard is struggling to shine this season? Have your say in the comments section below.

Mourinho Has A Sly Dig At Hazard?

Khune's Howler Makes The Rounds In England

Balotelli Loses Licence For Speeding


Top 5

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Khanye Lambasts Pirates For Impressive Mhango

41 Jan 18, 2022 10:51 AM in Orlando Pirates

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Usuthu Tie Down Two Stars?

11 Jan 18, 2022 04:25 PM in Siyagobhoza

Figo’s Figo – Bucs Star Goes Economic With Small Hatchback

7 Jan 21, 2022 10:31 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Robinho Sentenced To 9 Years In Jail

14 Jan 20, 2022 09:24 AM in World News

Bafana Ba Style – 5 Of Motsepe’s Most Stylish Moments

1 Jan 21, 2022 04:10 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

Gallery: Chiefs Get Busy With Camp In Cape Town

20 Jan 24, 2022 11:03 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Nigeria Coach Won't Be Paid Salary

16 Jan 21, 2022 06:26 PM in AFCON

Frustrated Bucs Supporters Join Planned March

20 Jan 18, 2022 04:17 PM in Orlando Pirates

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

48 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football