As they seek to bring the nation’s first big trophy, Belgium captain Eden Hazard stated his team needs to win the World Cup in Qatar in order to live up to the “golden generation” moniker they have held for the previous ten years.
The 31-year-old Real Madrid forward will compete in his third World Cup as Belgium’s captain, looking to improve on their third-place finish in Russia 2018.
“I must establish a high standard. I’ll make an effort to perform better than in 2018. Because that was already quite good, it will be difficult “On the Fifa website, Hazard stated.
“We owe it to ourselves to have high expectations,” said the captain of a fantastic team and a sizable footballing nation.
A group of elite athletes who play for some of the greatest teams in Europe, including Hazard, Thibaut Courtois in goal, Kevin De Bruyne, and Romelu Lukaku, have inspired hope in a nation of nearly 12 million people that they can finally win a major prize.
“The term “golden generation” is frequently used, although there is some validity to it. We’ve been together for almost ten years. Now that young players are beginning to emerge, “said Hazard.
“We have a fantastic generation of players, but we haven’t yet achieved success. That, in my opinion, is the one thing we still need to accomplish if we truly want to live up to the moniker of the “golden age.”
We have undoubtedly benefited from our combined expertise in prior competitions, and I hope that this trend will last for some time.
On November 23, Belgium plays Canada to open the season. Four days later, they play Morocco, and then on December 1, they play Croatia.