Many think this could be Belgium’s year to finally win a major tournament.
The Red Devils go into the Russia World Cup on red-hot form, having dismantled Costa Rica 4-1 in their final warm-up match on Monday night.
With a defensive base consisting of Thibaut Courtois and Vincent Kompany, as well as an attack featuring Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, Belgium is without doubt contenders to win it all in Russia.
And Hazard thinks that his side has a good chance of winning it all.
“We’ll go there to try to win the World Cup,” the 27-year-old Chelsea told CNN Sport. “To go and give 100%, that’s what we have to do.
“In football, you never know, but I feel that we have a good team, good players,” added the 2015 PFA Player of the Year. “We have experience now on the team.
“A lot of players they are playing in England, so we (have known) each other (for) four or five years.”
HAZARD’S WORLD CUP PREDICTIONS
But how will the World Cup as a whole play out?
Hazard has posted on Instagram how he thinks the tournament will go, and he’s made a few bizarre decisions.
Of course, Hazard has backed his side to top the group, before advancing to the final with victories over Poland, Brazil and France.
But who he’s predicted to go to the final with them has shocked just about everybody.
The 27-year-old thinks that England will be their opponents in the final.
Amazingly, Hazard thinks that England will come through ties against Colombia, Germany and Argentina in their path to the final.
That would be a shock indeed.
View the rest of his predictions here…
Not even the most optimistic of England fans will think that the country will get to the final.
To beat Colombia, Germany and Argentina would very likely be a stretch too far for an England side that has not reached a major final since 1966.
And football fans took to Twitter to display their amazement with Hazard’s prediction.