“If Van Gaal were Belgiums national coach, Hazard would stop playing”

Belgium is on its way back, says Bob Peeters at Rondo. On Sunday evening, the Belgians went down against the Dutch national team for the second time in three months.
Peeters, who played for Roda JC and Vitesse in the Netherlands, was a trainer of TOP Oss and had several clubs under his wing in Belgium, looks bleak. They call this the Golden Generation, but it is becoming increasingly colorless. Hazard is no longer the Hazard of a few years ago, all the weight falls on De Bruyne‘s shoulders.
That’
s what I liked about Van Gaal: he covered everything on De Bruyne. Hazard was treated with great respect. We had a few moments, but I didn‘t like Belgium’s race. There is frustration, that‘s not at all with the Netherlands, says Peeters.
Peeters praises Van Gaal’
s tactical move. Other teams do not cover De Bruyne by default. It wasn‘t fantastic against Wales either, but the match was decided by De Bruyne. He lets Belgium play football. De Bruyne and Hazard were a bit frustrated because they didn’t get the space. Van Gaal‘s hand is visible. Wijnaldum hasn’t played for a while, is captain and is not called up anyway. If Van Gaal were Belgium‘s national coach, Hazard would stop playing. We have Denayer, who doesn’t even have a club. Nevertheless, he is called up for the national team.