"We had a really good chance".
These teams drew 0-0 in the group stage of the last World Cup, and Mexico qualified for the last 16 here at the expense of Germany, beating the holders 1-0 in Moscow in their opening game.
After a dismal first-half, Japan took the lead minutes into the second half before doubling their advantage in stunning fashion.
"All three of us have reached their best level since we started playing football", said Hazard, who only has one concern.
Alexis Sanchez has revealed he wants Belgium to win the World Cup this summer because of his close friendship with one of the key players in the Red Devils camp.
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Belgium captain Eden Hazard admits memories of his squad's shock Euro 2016 defeat to Wales haunted him when they were down against Japan. 'It's complicated. We're facing the best team in the world. "For us, who play in the Premier League, we're happy to have a few more days off".
Belgium boss Roberto Martinez was more optimistic, and said the benefit of the extra rest would outweigh any potential negatives.
"It's time to shine, definitely", Hazard said. It was the World Cup, and we were faced with the depth and the strength of Belgium.
"We've never practised penalty kicks as a team", Nishino told reporters on Sunday in Russian Federation, the Sankei Shimbun daily said.
Belgium, for all the talent it showed in winning its group, faced lingering questions about whether it had the mental toughness to go much beyond that.