France defender Lucas Hernandez insists the prospect of facing Eden Hazard holds no fears for him after he played a part in taming Lionel Messi earlier in the World Cup.
The Chelsea winger was in sensational form as Belgium upset the odds on Friday night, playing a prominent role in the 2-1 which set up next Tuesday’s semi final against Les Bleus.
Hazard put Neymar firmly in the shade in Kazan, completing all 10 of his dribbles against Brazil , the most dribbles attempted by a player with a 100% success rate in a World Cup match since 1966.
10 – @hazardeden10 completed all 10 of his dribbles against Brazil – the most dribbles attempted by a player with a 100% success rate in a World Cup match since 1966. Baller. #BRA
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France secured their route to the last four with a relatively comfortable 2-0 win against Uruguay which followed their astonishing 4-3 win over Argentina which could end up being Lionel Messi’s last ever match at a World Cup.
‘Hazard?” We’ve already eliminated the best player in the World [Messi], said Atletico Madrid defender Hernandez, who has started all five of France’s games in the tournament.
‘That’s right, he didn’t touch the ball. We hope to repeat this when we face Hazard.’