Roberto Martinez :'Eden Hazard is not a false No.9',Belgium Manager slams Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte

Roberto Martinez has criticised Chelsea boss Antonio Conte for his use of Eden Hazard by insisting that the Belgian star is not a false No.9. Hazard has been used at the top of the champions' formation on several occasions this season, notably cutting a frustrated figure at the lack of service vs Manchester City. The Red Devils manager has other plans for the mercurial forward, with a host of traditional strikers that can benefit from Hazard's creativity. "Eden is not a false nine, for me," Martinez said. "At Chelsea, that can work with guys like Pedro around him, but with us we still have Romelu [Lukaku], Michy [Batshuayi], even Dries [Mertens] can play there.
"Lukaku’s form is very good. He was impressive against Liverpool. He is showing maturity. It’s good to see him perform at such a high level." Belgium play Saudi Arabia in a friendly next Tuesday, with Martinez set to finalise his plans for the squad for the dark horses entering the 2018 World Cup.

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