Eden Hazard might have got back to his best just at the right time

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Eden Hazard produced a stunning performance at Anfield last week in what was arguably the Belgian's best showing of the season so far and has led many to believe that the 25-year-old has returned to his best form just in time for Belgium's upcoming Euro 2016 campaign.

He managed to score a breathtaking solo goal, twirling past several Liverpool players before slotting home a clinical finish.

It was not just the goal that grabbed everyone's attention but the 25-year-old's relentless urge to take on defenders and play the ball, much like the old Hazard of the previous two seasons.


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The Reds were simply unable to cope with the winger and had to take him down illegally on several occasions to prevent a threat to their goal.

Hazard's awareness, energy, distribution, composure as well as control were all exquisite on the night while also achieving a 95% pass accuracy, something that has been unheard of throughout the course of this season.

Despite Hazard's poor displays, fortunately for Belgium, the attacking midfielder has hit form at the perfect time.

Euro 2016, set to take place in France, is fast approaching and with the league season drawing to a close last weekend, players have started to divert their focus to the continental competition.

Hazard only scored his first league goal of the campaign a few weeks ago at Bournemouth, grabbing a second near the end.

During the title-deciding game against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, he produced yet another inspired performance to help the Blues claw back from a 2-0 deficit to hold Mauricio Pochettino's men to a 2-2 draw, handing Leicester the Premier League title as a consequence.

The Belgian curled a stunning strike into the top corner of Hugo Lloris's goal before combining brilliantly with Diego Costa. That was the game when fans and critics started to believe that the former PFA Player of the Year might have finally found his feet.

Hazard will be desperate to put the 2015/16 season behind him and can use the Euros as an opportunity to regain his place as one of the best players in the world.

Hazard is a key man for Belgium

The former Chelsea Player of the Year is the crown jewel of the Belgium national team and will join several compatriots from the Premier League such as Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Christian Benteke and Marouane Fellaini in the squad this summer.

Hazard will also have the honour of captaining the Belgian national team at the tournament after being thrown the armband vacated by injured Vincent Kompany.

However, he deserves to lead the team on his own merit, having stepped up and shown a steady head in the closing matches of the Premier League for Chelsea.

Belgium are currently on the cusp of a golden generation and looking at some of the aforementioned names, it is hard to believe they will not be contenders this summer.

High profile players such as Radja Nainggolan, Axel Witsel, Dries Mertens and Michy Batshauyi all play for big teams across Europe and have been included in the Marc Wilmots' squad.

Belgium are set to take on Switzerland, Finland and Norway before the commencement of the Euros, where they will have to tackle the likes of Italy, Republic of Ireland and Sweden in a bid to make it through to the knockout stages.

Currently occupying the second spot in the FIFA rankings, there is a great deal of hype surrounding this Belgium team.

With Hazard seemingly back to his best form, Belgium will arguably have in their ranks, one of the best players in Europe, if not the world.

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