Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard said Sunday that team should not underestimate Japan ahead of their Round of 16 match of the World Cup.
Belgium, who won all three of their group-stage games, are set to face Group H runners-up Japan in their round of 16 match at the Rostov Arena on Tuesday morning AEST.
"Japan are a good team with good players. If we say before the match that we will easily win, then we take a big risk," Hazard said.
"Now I am stronger than I was four years ago in Brazil or two years ago in France. I have more experience," he added.