Eden Hazard has revealed which national team he would be rooting for at the upcoming world cup.
The Chelsea forward said he’d be on the side of Egypt, during the World Cup tournament, praising the players for their resilience and graft.
Hazard said this after his team defeated the North Africans 3-0 in a warm-up game before the World Cup. He said he’d do it for his friend Salah.
“Egypt have good players. We managed to take control of the match and scored an early goal which made things easier for ourselves,” Hazard told ON Sport .
“We are glad about defeating Egypt 3-0. I wish Salah the best and hope he returns. I will support Egypt in the World Cup for him.
“Egypt are so different without Salah but they still performed well with compact lines. Their playing style is close to that of Tunisia.
“I spoke with Salah after the Champions League final and sent him a message, as I said he is my friend and I want to see him in the World Cup.”
The Belgian was on target in the game, scoring in the first half in between a Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini goal
Belgium’s boss Roberto also backed Salah saying; “Mo Salah is not just a good player, he’s an outstanding footballer, he’s a world class footballer after what he’s done this season.
“Any team is going to miss the goal scoring threat of Mo Salah. We all wish him a speedy recovery and we want to see him in the World Cup.”