Hazard urges Belgium to be patient

Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard has urged his teammates to be calm in their build-up play, ahead of the European Championship in France.

The Red Devils came back from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw against Finland on Wednesday, thanks to Romelu Lukaku's late equaliser in the dying moments of the friendly match in Brussels.

With only one preparation match left, against Norway on Sunday, the Chelsea attacker feels the team needs to learn to cope with defensive opponents.

"I think we played a good match," he told RTBF. "We still had a lot of chances and a lot of attacks.

"We hit the post and had a ball stopped on the line. We have tried, but could not achieve what we wanted.

"At the other end, Finland converted their only opening into a goal, so these are the only two black marks, one goal conceded and what we were missing before scoring the goal.

"We have many players who can make the difference. It scares opponents who play more defensively. We will have to deal with that for the Euros."

Marc Wilmots' men registered a 2-1 friendly victory over Switzerland at Stade de Genève last Saturday, and Hazard insists they need to be a little more consistent.

"We played against Switzerland a few days ago and you have to be able to string performances together," he added.

"We must learn to move on between games for the Euros, but Finland defended and played primarily to not concede. They had five at the back and it was difficult to create space."

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