Borussia Dortmund star Thorgan gave an update on his brother Eden Hazard while also taking a swipe at the congested fixture list by UEFA.
Belgium and Borussia Dortmund star Thorgan Hazard is the latest name to hit out at a congested fixture list for players and managers alike.
In the Premier League, the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Frank Lampard and Ole Solskjaer are some of the names to have recently hit out at the scheduling of games this season.
With Belgium set to play three games in the space of nine days, Hazard has also hit out at the excessive amount of games that is to be played this season in such a short time.
The November international break usually sees two games played but UEFA switched it to three to accommodate for time lost during the coronavirus crisis.
“It’s all too much, not just for me,” Hazard told reporters on Monday as quoted by Goal.
“Champions League, Bundesliga, Nations League…I don’t want to complain too much because we have to do our job, but it is a lot.
“Well, here at the Red Devils, everyone will get playing time. The national coach has selected many players. Playing them in all three matches for 90 minutes would be difficult.
“The players will not burn themselves out. Our coaches also ask us to be careful, not to risk too much.
“We also play with Dortmund every three days. It is a difficult issue – the national coaches also have to do their job. If we don’t feel well, let’s just say so.”
Elsewhere, Eden Hazard recently tested positive for coronavirus just when he was starting to find his form for Real Madrid after a long time out. Thorgan also gave an update on his elder brother and reflected on a difficult past year for the Los Blancos star.
“One year is indeed a long time,” Thorgan Hazard said of his older brother’s absence. “I hope this will be over soon. Both Belgium and Madrid miss Eden.
“He is one of the best players in the world and it is always better to have him in your squad. Madrid lost last weekend without him and the Red Devils were also defeated in England. We all need an Eden at 100 per cent.
“Nevertheless, he feels good. He is in good health and shows no symptoms [of COVID-19]. He is quarantined at home in Madrid and unfortunately he is not here.
“It was really a surprise for him, an unpleasant one. The injury was gone and then coronavirus was showing up. I really hope that next time there is not something again.
“He’s really unlucky. These are another two weeks gone. What can he do about it? Nothing.”