Eden Hazard is arguably the best player for Belgium. Unfortunately, he could not deliver on the night when Belgium needed him to rise to the occasion. It was a very quiet night by his standards, as he was unable to turn the tables for his team.
The Chelsea winger was unable to find a suitable place for himself on the pitch, as the Italians made life difficult for him. In the first half, Hazard dropped deeper to receive the ball, but nothing seemed to work for him against an experienced Italian side.
However, in the second half, Hazard was able to see more possession and his close soft-touches with swift movement helped Belgium to create more chances. He managed 88% passing accuracy in his 90 min appearance, with 2 shots on the goal.
Undoubtedly, despite having a number of star players, the Belgians bank heavily upon Eden Hazard. The Azzurri made it tough for him to find his footing on the pitch. Conte seemed to have done his job right to keep Hazard under control for 90 minute. Hazard having a below par game demotivated the whole side.