"Everybody knows Eden is an unbelievable talent and we also know he is going to get kicked," Dembele told the Daily Mail. "I hope the referees protect him a bit."
Vertonghen admitted that he understands why defenders target Hazard, telling reporters: "Eden is the kind of player who is going to get kicked and, if I was a right-back, I think maybe I would do the same,"
"He is a player who can be very dangerous."
A win for Belgium over Russia would see them qualify for the second round.