Hazard opens up on why he criticised Lukaku after Panama win
- Eden Hazard downplays his comment on Lukaku after Belgium win over Panama
The Chelsea man slammed Romelu after the Panama game: "I told Romelu at half time that we needed him. He was hiding away on his own up front in the first half."
Eden Hazard accusing Lukaku off hiding in the first half of their game against Panama. This from the guy who spent the last nine months hiding for Chelsea— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) June 20, 2018
He now explains why he said those words to Lukaku:
"As the captain, even if I am not the captain I can talk, on the pitch I try to give my best, if I can help players to be better - I will.
"I just told Romelu [Lukaku] if we want to win the game we need him, not just as a scorer to score goals, but we want him to be involved in the build-up.
"We just talked normally and we won the game in the end so it was fine."