What is more exciting in France playing Belgium in the World Cup semifinals? it is the prospect of watching N’golo Kante and Eden Hazard face each other in Russia.
The two players are arguably the best legs for Chelsea – Kante tidies up work in the midfield, while Hazard has business with creating goalscoring chances.
Now in the World Cup, Hazard will have to overcome Kante who he once referred to as playing like he was two on the pitch. If Hazard’s words come back to haunt him, he will have to dribble past the diminutive midfielder twice.
Don’t forget that Kante was assigned the role of keeping almighty Lionel Messi quiet in the round of 16 tie between France and Argentina – a job he did well enough.
Apparently, France Manager Didier Deschamps will ask the Malian-born France international to do the same thing to Hazard on Tuesday Night.
Hazard has been in amazing form so far in this world cup. Can Kante catch this rhythm?
He completed 10 dribbles against Brazil which set a World Cup record for the most by a player with a 100% success rate in a single #WorldCup game since 1966.
I am not here downplaying the contributions of other team members to the success of both Belgium and France, the battle between Kante and Hazard may take a centre spot in affairs considering the importance of both players to their Club.
How do you think Kante will perform against Hazard? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section.