Belgium coach defends Hazard: Bad luck

Courtois is the best in the world.

Roberto Martínez, the Belgium coach, defended Eden Hazard, saying that bad luck is the reason why he has not been ideally involved with Real Madrid so far.

Hazard moved to Real Madrid last summer from Chelsea for €100 million, but he did not offer him expected and suffered several injuries, most notably a serious injury in February.

Martínez spoke about his player and was praised, saying that "he is very sensitive, calm and always happy, now focused on recovering as soon as possible and was aiming to play in the European Cup."

"All he has to do now is focus on whether he can play an important role this season with Real Madrid, which he certainly does. He is at a perfect age to take charge of Real Madrid and become the world's No.1."

"He had a lot of bad luck, luck plays an important role in any element of football. Even last season with Chelsea, he missed the most games of his career there because of injury as well.""

The former Everton coach spoke about his other player, Thibaut Courtois, who considered him the best goalkeeper in the world by saying, "It is undoubtedly the best, the World Cup was the reflection of this fact, to be the best in it and then move to Real Madrid that confirms what we are saying."

"He's still very young and he's breaking Real Madrid's record, he knows very well how to focus on what he can control, he's probably been the most consistent in Belgium in his last 46 games, and he hasn't reflected any situation he's had at his club, his maturity is much bigger than his age."

Belgium finished third in the last World Cup in Russia, while the upcoming European Championships were postponed to 2021 due to an outbreak of the Coronavirus.