Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has indicated that Eden Hazard could well play for his country again on Sunday after making his comeback from injury last night.
After breaking his ankle on international duty at the start of the summer, the midfielder was named in Belgium’s starting XI in their 9-0 World Cup qualifying win over Gibraltar.
The 26-year-old, who lasted 77 minutes of the contest, scored and created a goal as the Red Devils put themselves on the brink of World Cup qualification.
Following his return to action, the manager stated that he would assess how Hazard recovers from playing in his first competitive game in three months.
“Everyone is operational for the match in Greece, even Eden Hazard,” said Martinez after the win.
“However, we will see how his ankle will respond to his return to competition.
“We will see tomorrow if he’s recovered well.”
Hazard himself believes he is ready to play again on Sunday, although he is expecting some tough treatment from Greece.
Even though he wants to represent his country in such an important game, the Belgium captain has said it is down to Martinez on whether he starts or not.
“I’m happy to have returned to the pitch for a competitive game,” Hazard told RTBF.
“I was a little worried during the first five minutes, but I felt good after that. I’m happy.
“I think I’m ready to play Greece, but they’re certainly going to kick me, so it’s not ideal.
“The coach will decide. I just want to play football.”