Watch: Lucas Hernandez confident of France's ability to limit Eden Hazard and Belgium after success against Lionel Messi earlier in tournament

Sport360 staff 13:54 08/07/2018
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Lucas Hernandez and France are into the semi-finals.

France will have their hands full with Eden Hazard and the rest of the Belgium squad in the semi-finals of the World Cup, but Lucas Hernandez is confident after already “eliminating the best player in the world” in Lionel Messi.

When France faced Argentina in the last 16, Messi had few opportunities to make anything happen as the French kept him quiet en route to a 4-3 win.

Heading into their meeting with Belgium and another world class player in Hazard, Hernandez believes the experience his side have already gained will serve them well.

“We have already eliminated the best player in the world in the Round of 16 against Argentina. He did not touch the ball,” Hernandez said.

See Hernandez’s full comments in the video below.

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