Having shone for Chelsea this season, much was expected of Eden Hazard at the World Cup. The 23 year old racked up fourteen goals and seven assists in the Premier League, form which had even prompted the attacking midfielder to compare himself to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, after Belgium’s disappointing quarter final exit, Hazard has been labelled by many as the biggest flop at this year’s World Cup. The 23 year old struggled to influence matches and was even substituted by Marc Wilmots as his side chased the game against Argentina.
Although he departs Brazil with two assists to his name, it was hardly the showing that many had anticipated from Hazard. When it comes to Twitter, the Chelsea star seems to be the prime contender for the title of biggest flop of this year’s tournament.
Hazard has had an absolute shocker of a World Cup
— Osman (@OsmanZtheGooner) July 5, 2014
Hazard hasn’t been hazardous this World Cup. — Yohan Cabaysha (@ayshardzn) July 5, 2014
Hazard off. Arguably the most disappointing player at the World Cup. Never seemed bothered.
— Simon Clancy (@SiClancy) July 5, 2014
Eden Hazard – Flop of the tournament. — Flitts (@FlittsTheGooner) July 5, 2014
I wonder if Chelsea fans that said Özil has been invisible will say something about Hazard. Biggest disappointment of the cup.
— Özil Stats Talk (@OzilStatsTalk) July 5, 2014
If Ozil is nicking a living Hazard spent this world cup stealing food off Children in the Favelas. — Kick Arse (@kickarseHD) July 5, 2014
Truthfully , Hazard should be the flop of this tournament. So many expectations and he buckled!
— Miss José Roman (@AmakaokoliDD) July 5, 2014
Ramsey has had a better World Cup than Hazard and he didn’t even go to Brazil. — Mugais (@mugaisj) July 5, 2014
Hazard has done literally nothing in this World Cup
— James (@IscoDisco23) July 5, 2014
Hazard has been the flop off the World-Cup for me.. Utterly poor. — Gunner98 (@JeremyFernand) July 5, 2014