SCOTLAND have been warned they will be facing a man who could surpass Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they try to stop Eden Hazard his Belgium midfielder brother Thorgan.

Hazard has agreed an £88million move to the La Liga giants and is undoubtedly Belgium's star man, ahead of their showdown with the Scots tonight in Brussels.

Hazard won his 101st cap for his country in the weekend 3-0 win against Kazakhstan. The former Soviet nation tried to mark him out of the game by putting a posse of players on him, but he still managed to shrug them off with an assist for Dries Merten's opener.

And his Borussia Dortmund ace brother is convinced his older sibling will go on to great things at the Bernabeu Stadium.

He said: "Eden gets compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but he's not them... he's Eden. And if he shows what he can do, he will be a legend there.


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"I'm very proud of my brother. He grew up as a Real Madrid fan and has always wanted to play for them. They were his dream club.

"Eden had seven beautiful seasons at Chelsea. Their fans are of course disappointed with his departure, but they have to allow him his perfect move.

"It's nice that he could leave in a good relationship with them by helping them win the Europa League. Real Madrid was his dream move.

"I know the Real Madrid fans are going to go crazy for him. I'm glad the deal is now finalised because it means he can concentrate all his efforts for the Scotland match."

And Hazard junior has warned Steve Clarke that Belgium have no intention of easing off against the Scots tonight.

He said: "I guarantee we will play better against Scotland on Tuesday than we did against Kazakhstan. We were 2-0 up against them really early on, but remember we had a lot of players who hadn't played for a few weeks.

"Perhaps that's why we didn't score more goals. But I think if we beat Scotland it will be a giant step towards the Finals because that would be four points out of four.

"To be honest it wasn't Eden's greatest match against Kazakhstan, but what to do you expect when five Kazakhs followed his every move."


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Meanwhile, Napoli playmaker Mertens is desperate to end an impressive campaign on a high tonight.

Mertens was arguably Belgium's best player in that weekend stroll against Kazakhstan and he will be a huge danger to Scotland tonight.

But he's made it clear Belgium won't make the mistake of underestimating Scotland.

He said: "We face a Scotland side who have won their last two matches. They will be a different challenge to Kazakhstan but we want to finish the season with some style. Our support wants to see that and we have to try and give it to them.

"Kazakhstan were not a good opponent. We just had to win and be ready. But we were really looking forward to it. We certainly showed that in the first twenty minutes, when we started the match correctly.

"We quickly got to 2-0 and then perhaps wanted to do a little too much on the ball. We could have been more clinical in the way we threatened them. But we still created some chances and their goalkeeper had some good saves.

"It was a nice game for us. The early goals meant we could relax and show what we are capable of. When you play with guys who understand you, it's always nice.

"I am really happy for Eden Hazard getting his big move to Real Madrid. This is a good step for Eden. Look, he already belonged to the group that are the best players in the world, now he has to hunt to become the best player in the world."