After a great game against the 2018 World Cup bronze medal winner, the Dutch defender is very impressed by Eden Hazard. He praised Hazard by stating Hazard is out of this World. The Belgian winger is showing no signs of stopping. It was yet another great game by Belgium. Although the game ended at a draw, but it left a great mark on the Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt. The highly-rated Netherlands defender was hugely impressed by the Belgian’s performance in a friendly on Tuesday.
De Ligt: Hazard Is Truly Out Of This World
It was a friendly game between Belgium and Holland that ended at 1-1 draw. Dries Mertens broke the deadlock in the 5th minute which was equalized by Arnaut Groeneveld. After the match, the Dutch defender has had some great words for the Belgian captain. He said
“I obviously knew about the size of [Romelu] Lukaku and Hazard is truly out of this World. It’s been some night for me. You start playing football for games like these. Strikers like Lukaku, wingers like Hazard, it’s great to face them on the pitch.”
De Ligt came through the youth system at Ajax and has been linked to the likes of Manchester City and United and Barcelona among other clubs.
In the UEFA Nations League, Belgium have played two games so far and won both of them against Switzerland and Iceland. They are topping the group 2 of League A with 6 points. The team finishing this group at the top spot will go for the finals of UEFA Nations League finals scheduled for the next year.
Belgium’s next fixture is against Iceland, while the Netherlands will face France in the same competition [UEFA Nations League].