Roberto Martinez has confirmed that he will not call either the Madrid player or Lukaku for this national team break. His plan is to call only players with less than 50 caps.
Bad news for Eden Hazard
Bad news for Eden Hazard also in his country, although with nuances. Roberto Martínez, Belgium coach, has confirmed in an interview for Het Nieuwsblad that Madrid’s 7 will be left out of his next call for the national team break. However, he wanted to clarify that it has nothing to do with his physical condition. “No, I won’t make any exceptions, because it wouldn’t make sense to do so. We have the idea of only calling up players who have between one and 50 international caps,” he replied when asked by the madridista and by Romelu Lukaku. Despite being an absence marked by the delivery of new opportunities to less established players, it is a setback for both Eden and the Chelsea striker. They could use the matches with the Belgian Red Devils to regain the feeling they have lost at their clubs. More necessary in the case of the white midfielder, is that he has gone four consecutive games without taking the field of play , still not having any physical problem.
Last match for Los Merengues?
His last match played dates back to February 19, when he replaced Vinicius against Alavés in a match that was already decided (2-0 at that time, it would end 3-0 with a goal from Benzema). In the decisive matches against PSG he went from playing eight minutes in the first leg to not coming off the bench in the second leg. His last start with the white team was against Elche (2-2), in a league clash on January 23. Precisely, during the month of January he seemed to regain Ancelotti’s confidence, but it has been a mirage.