Friday is the make or break for the Red Devils, than they have against voetbalgigant Brazil in the quarter finals of the world cup in Russia. And is likely to be at night, a lot of pressure on the shoulders of one Eden Hazard. The success of the Red Devils is without a doubt in its collective talent, but a team that the world champion wants to be within that group, at least one real supertalent necessary. For the Red Devils is that all of a certain Eden Hazard.
In Telefacts Summer brings Julie Colpaert a portrait of Hazard. For days he followed, and in the film he comes as a cool, laid back man who wants to entertain on the field and continue as normal as possible. “If I voetbalpensioen go, I want to maybe in a hot country, on a farm, go live or something,” he says in a double conversation with his absolute soul mate Christian Benteke. “People ask me why all my best friends are Africans: I think because I like their way of life is love. I even think that I in a previous life as an African am,” laughs Hazard.
Fellow Red Devil Michy Batshuayi recalls an anecdote: “When I was at Chelsea, I went with Eden to the gym of the club. Eden said to me: Michy, you know that it is the first time in all those years that I have come here! I’m never in the gym! That’s just how he is: a superprof, but on his way”.