Hazard: 'I'm not thinking about the national team'

SATURDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2023, 11:12 - lajoya
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INTERVIEWS Thorgan Hazard sat next to Brian Riemer yesterday afternoon to address the press in attendance. It was immediately the player's official presentation. There, he explained more about his choice of RSC Anderlecht and the Red Devils were not an immediate reason for it.

"The Red Devils and the European Championship played no role in my decision. If I perform well and the team works well, maybe that will come naturally. But it's up to the national coach to decide," Hazard is honest. 

Only one offer in Belgium
With his future in Germany highly uncertain, Anderlecht's offer came at the right time. Thorgan Hazard felt desired by RSC Anderlecht and the supporters and did not hesitate for long to accept Jesper Fredberg's offer. 

"I had several offers abroad, but I didn't want to go too far. From a family point of view, it might even have been better to stay in Dortmund because the children went to school there. But now the family is also happy that we are back in Belgium and that they can come to almost all matches."

A lower salary
Money is not Thorgan Hazard's priority, and when he left Germany to join Neerpede, he knew he had to lower his financial demands. 

"It was impossible to get the same as at Dortmund. In the end, everyone is happy. At Dortmund, it was made clear to me that I would not play again this season. That's how it goes in football."

Golden Shoe
"Anderlecht expects a lot from me, but I also expect a lot from myself. I hope to be at my best physically and show my worth every weekend. Another Golden Shoe? That could be a long-term goal."

The Hazard's in Brussels
Killian at RWDM, Thorgan at RSCA and Eden at Union? ... Thorgan does not believe in it so much, but the brothers like to laugh at each other. Thorgan hopes his big brother will come to see him at Lotto Park.

"He has never been to Monchengladbach, Dortmund or Eindhoven. Eden is Eden, but Brussels is very close now. And maybe he will have more time to come soon."

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