Eden Hazard: It's easy to play with 'confident' Lukaku

Eden Hazard: It's easy to play with 'confident' Lukaku

Now with seven goals, the Manchester United striker has scored more goals than any other Belgian player at major tournaments having scored one at the World Cup in 2014, two at Euro 2016 and four in Russian Federation.

Eden Hazard has insisted that he does not regret the comments he made about Romelu Lukaku in the wake of Belgium's 3-0 win over Panama in their World Cup opener.

"I don't think England have seen anything there that they didn't know already, we're very aware of the quality of this Belgium team, they're very strong".

Teammate Dries Mertens also suffered a knock, and it's on the same body part as Lukaku (ankle).

"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".

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The next tiebreaker is fair play - i.e. the amount of yellow and red cards accumulated by a team throughout the group stage.

It's possible Thursday's match will decide the Group G victor, but we'll have to see what happens in England-Panama a few hours from now.

"I felt something in my calf in the first half but nothing big and I think I will be OK tomorrow", said Hazard.

"The reality is that we have qualified - you are only as good as the 23 players".

Should England beat Panama on Sunday then Gareth Southgate's men and Belgium will fight it out on June 28 to determine who tops Group G and who finishes second. Martinez says while the nation should celebrate the victory, the team's focus is now on facing England.

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