- Eden Hazard has denied there was a confrontation in the Belgium dressing room after the European powerhouse suffered a shock loss to Morocco
- Frank words were exchanged between some Belgium players including Kevin de Bruyne following their surprise 2-0 World Cup Group F loss
- Belgium lies third on the standings in Group F with 3 points from their opening 2 games and just need to beat Croatia to advance to the knockout stages
Eden Hazard says Belgium is fully focused on their next World Cup group game against Croatia as the Real Madrid winger dispelled any rumoured rift in their camp.
Jan Vertonghen and Kevin de Bruyne were reportedly involved in a heated exchange of words after Belgium’s shock loss to Morocco in their second group game.
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“Nothing happened in the dressing-room. Only the coach spoke. I spoke to Kevin De Bruyne, he does believe in the group.
“We had a good talk among the players. A lot has been said. We talked for an hour about good things and less good things. Now we want to win against Croatia.”
Belgium’s next group game is against Croatia and a win for Roberto Martinez’s team will automatically guarantee the Red Devils a spot in the World Cup round of 16.
Vertonghen bites back at De Bruyne and Hazard
Meanwhile, Jan Vertonghen has bitten back at Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard following accusations of Belgium’s team being too old and lacking pace in defence, Goal reports.
Vertonghen fired back after the shock loss to Morocco claiming that the team is also too old in attack in a swift response to Hazard and De Bruyne’s comments.
Tensions in Belgium World Cup 2022 camp as Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Jan Vertonghen involved in huge clash
Belgium now needs a positive result in their final Group F fixture against Croatia in order to make the knockout stages.
Eden Hazard left annoyed with journalist
The Belgium star was left stunned when a journalist brought up his weight during a recent press conference.
Hazard was fielding questions after Belgium’s 2-0 defeat to Morocco, when an Egyptian journalist brought up his weight.