Hazard calls for more consistency

Following Belgium's 3-2 comeback victory over Norway on Sunday, Eden Hazard says that consistency is required to compliment the quality in their squad.

After going a goal up in as early as the third minute, Marc Wilmots' highly-rated Belgium side conceded twice to unfancied Norway. The Red Devils rallied, however, and regained the lead to record a thrilling 3 – 2 victory.

Chelsea playmaker and scorer of Belgium's 70th-minute equaliser, Eden Hazard, feels that the quality Belgium displayed after losing the lead will need to be a more consistent feature of their play if they are to succeed in the upcoming European Championship.

"We are showing at times that we are a good team and sometimes we are less good," Hazard told RTBF. "I know there is quality in the group, but we can do better and we ought to have more good moments. 

"If we make the same efforts as we did in the second half and everyone is available, we can do that."

Hazard singled out matchwinner Laurent Ciman for praise when discussing the team's performance. The 30-year-old defender, who plays his football for MLS club Montral Impact, was a late callup following injuries to Dedryck Boyata, Bjorn Engels and Nioclas Lombaerts.

"Everyone knows his qualities as a human being. He should not be there, but circumstances dictated he is with us and he has a big mentality.

"He is someone important for the group and everyone respects him – he always gives 200 per cent," Hazard added.

Belgium play their first Euro 2016 match on 13 June in a mouthwatering fixture against Italy.

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