Eden Hazard has made an impressive start to life at Chelsea as the Blues sit top of the league, but Belgian FA vice-president Phillipe Collin believes the midfielder needs ‘a kick up the ass, to improve his overall game. The Daily Mail reports
Collin believes Hazard must improve the defensive side of his game in order to become a better-rounded player and notes how the likes of Lionel Messi tracks back to help his team defend.
He told Nieuwsblad: “He has technique, explosiveness and positioning. At some point he will have to work on defending, and he has no choice with that.”
Coach Marc Wilmots has the task of getting the best out of Hazard in a talented side containing fellow Premier League stars, Vincent Kompany and Marouane Feliani.
At the age of just 21-years-old, Hazard has already represented his country 29 times at senior level, but Collin hopes Wimots will give the talented midfielder a wake-up if his standards slip.
“I have confidence that [Belgium manager] Marc Wilmots will occasionally give him a kick up his a**”, added Collin.
Belgium begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign away at Wales tonight before hosting Croatia on Tuesday.