Everyone has their own style, and Eden Hazard believes that he simply leads by example when captaining his native Belgium.
The 25-year-old attacker was handed his country’s captaincy ahead of EURO 2016, which saw the team’s regular skipper Vincent Kompany sidelined due to injury.
Now, Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Hazard will keep the captain’s armband even once Kompany is fully fit and involved in the squad again.
Hazard has set lofty standards for himself and his national side, but the Chelsea midfielder says that he will lead Belgium differently than teammate John Terry does with the Blues.
“It’s good for me to be the captain,” Hazard said ahead of Sunday’s UEFA World Cup qualifier against Estonia. “I enjoy it. But I can’t be like John Terry. As captain, I don’t talk too much. I try to talk with my feet on the pitch.
“My ambition is to lead Belgium to the World Cup, to win something for the country. I hope we can do it but it’s still far away.”Follow @MattReedFutbol