Liverpool defender, Andy Robertson has identified Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard as amongst the top-five players in world football. The defender was speaking ahead of Scotland’s friendly against Belgium on Friday.
Robertson will captain Scotland for the first time after being awarded the armband by manager Alex McLeish. The defender has come up against Hazard many times during his career at Hull and since joining Liverpool in 2017.
“He is probably in the top five [players in the world] at the minute,” Robertson said of Hazard at his pre-match press conference.
“I have come up against him many times so I know what threat he can have.
“Even if he is having a quiet game, he can pop up at any point and turn a game. That is what we are up against.
“He is special. The way he turns and gets at players and commits two or three defenders, there’s not many that have that.
“He has been unbelievable for Chelsea and Belgium and it is somebody that we need to watch.
“The problem with Belgium is, you can’t focus on just Hazard because somebody else pops up.
“We have to be aware of all of their threats.
“We will be ready for them and do our best to stop them but we must cause them problems going the other way as well.”