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The Top 5 stars to watch during the international break

The international break is well and truly upon us, and whilst it may be a time of frustration for several club supporters, it is also a time for several stars to make their mark on the international stage.

Gareth Bale

Bale has endured a dreadful season with Real Madrid so far, and whilst he has shown some hints of his quality, he has been extremely inconsistent, constantly being the main target for Real Madrid fans' booing and jeers.

The international break comes at a crucial time for Bale, as he is looking to recapture his form and get back in the goals, with the team being led by Welsh legend Ryan Giggs, as Wales face Slovakia in the EURO 2020 Qualifiers.

With Bale being heavily linked with a move away from Real Madrid, with former club Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United both being the clubs that are the most interested in the forward, this is his time to show that he truly does have the quality, and can perform on a consistent basis.

Eden Hazard

Hazard has been Chelsea's bright spark this season, being the only player that has shown the needed quality regularly, with Chelsea's play often being revolved around the Belgian. To put this into perspective, Hazard has scored 13 goals in 29 Premier League fixtures, assisting another 11 as well.

However, Hazard has a chance to play in a freer role now with Belgium, with other attacking quality available, such as Kevin de Bruyne. The Chelsea superstar will be looking to showcase his technique and flair against Russia and Cyprus in the EURO 2020 Qualifiers.

Hazard has been reportedly extremely unsettled at Chelsea, and this will be a chance for him to show his quality, as he edges closer and closer to a summer move to Real Madrid.

Declan Rice

Probably the lowest profile player in this list, Rice has only recently become part of the England squad, having represented the Republic of Ireland in the past.

To make matters worse for the Republic of Ireland, Rice stole the headlines when he was awarded the ROI Player of the Year, even though he had shifted his allegiance to England, being called up to the England squad just a day after.

Rice has been handed a great opportunity to make his mark in the England squad on his debut, with England set to face the Czech Republic and Montenegro in the EURO 2020 Qualifiers during this international break.

Tanguy Ndombele

The French midfielder has performed extremely well on a consistent basis for Lyon, being their anchor in midfield, allowing the likes of Houssem Aouar and Nabil Fekir to go forward freely, as he offers the defensive security that is needed.

As a reward for his performances, Ndombele earned his first call-up to the French squad last October, and has since made a total of five appearances. He is now set to make at least one more appearance, as France face Moldova and Iceland in the EURO 2020 Qualifiers.

Plenty of clubs have been monitoring the French midfielder's progress, with Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham all being heavily interested, and this will only increase the demand that there already is for him even further.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea's young talent has been called up to the senior England squad for the first time in his career, and whilst he may not be in Maurizio Sarri's plans, as he is often left on the bench or starting only in the UEFA Europa League, Hudson-Odoi is clearly in Gareth Southgate's plans for the future of the English football team.

Hudson-Odoi has been evidently showing sparks of quality, leading to several fans calling out for the talented winger's debut for England. He will be eager to get on the pitch as England face Czech Republic and Montenegro over the international break.

Bayern Munich reportedly had two bids rejected for the winger during the January transfer window, with Sarri still believing that the winger has a future at the club, yet it still very unclear whether he will be at Chelsea next season or not.


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