Belgium forward Eden Hazard said he was starting to discover his kind again after a strong 65 minutes of their 2-1 Nations League dwelling win over Wales on Thursday, however admitted he wanted extra game time at Real Madrid before the World Cup.

Hazard has barely featured for Real this season after making just one begin, one thing he referred to as a “delicate situation”, and by his personal admission it has thrown his place at the finals in Qatar doubtful.

He confirmed flashes of his high quality within the first half against the Welsh and was happy with his contribution before being substituted simply previous the hour mark.

“I was happy to start another match,” Hazard told RTL. “You saw that, I think. I’m happy when I play and it was nice to play for the supporters here (in Brussels) again. Our first half was very good.

“I know what I can do. Now I want to get in shape for the World Cup. We’ll see what the coach (Roberto Martinez) decides, but I’m happiest when I play.

“When I play, I give it my all. It’s a delicate situation at Real Madrid. I feel like playing more, but I can’t do more.

“I’ve always said the old Eden Hazard will come back when he plays. I just need to get back into the rhythm.”

Belgium can nonetheless qualify for the Nations League semifinals however they need to beat the Netherlands by three clear goals in Amsterdam on Sunday to top their group.

“We are going to try to play a good game there and prepare ourselves for the World Cup,” Hazard added.

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