Chelsea star limps off during final pre-World Cup friendly
– Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard limped out of Belgium’s 4-1 victory over Costa Rica on Monday night
– The Belgium captain headed to the dressing room on the 70th minute mark after suffering a ‘big’ knock on the thigh
– But Red Devils’ manager Martinez believes Hazard’s injury scare was “nothing to worry about”
Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard limped out of Belgium’s 4-1 victory over Costa Rica on Monday night, June 11, as the Red Devils’ now face worrying time over the fitness star player ahead of the 2018 FIFA World cup in Russia
The Belgium captain headed to the dressing room on the 70th minute mark, minutes after suffering a ‘big’ knock on the thigh.
Hazard did not need medical assistance before leaving the pitch. However, his exit with 20 minutes of the game left, is now a source of worry for Roberto Martinez, the former Premier League boss at Wigan, who is unsure if Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany will recover in time to feature in this summer’s global football fiesta.
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The Chelsea’s playmaker unexpected departure in the game, remains the only dark moment for the Europeans, who are England’s Three Lions group mates in their last pre-World Cup fixture before arriving Russia.
A brace from Manchester United forward, Romelu Lukaku alongside other goals from the duo of Dries Mertens and Michy Batshuayi, ensured Belgium were in the driving seat after Bryan Ruiz handed Costa Rica the lead.
Red Devils’ manager stressed that Hazard’s injury scare was “nothing to worry about” however the manner in which the Blues’ playmaker headed for the tunnel shows that all seems not too well.