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Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has heaped praise on Eden Hazard for setting the standards in the 4 nil thrashing of Scotland at Hampton Park on Friday.

The Chelsea star was impressive yet again as he scored the second on the night for Belgium and assisted Michy Batshuayi for the first of his two goals.

It can be recalled that Hazard was very instrumental in Belgium’s third-place triumph at the World Cup.

Therefore Martinez has insisted that his hardworking nature can only be seen as a positive.

“I don’t see it as a negative. He’s in a good moment and he’s carried on from where he was in the World Cup,” he told reporters at his post-match press conference.

“When you’re a captain, you have to set the standard in that sort of manner. It’s dangerous when you go into a football match not giving everything.

“Hazard is giving what you want from a captain. I don’t think there was anything wrong with him trying to find the right space and drag people out.”

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Andy Robertson, Liverpool, and Scotland fullback had described Hazard as one of the top five players in the world before the game.