Belgian Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has eulogised former Arsenal star Thierry Henry for influencing his game after stealing the show against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night, according to report.
Henry is currently the assistant coach of the Begium National team and he has been found schooling Hazard on shooting. Hazard claimed that it was the same advised that prompted him to fire a shot past Ben Foster that culminated into a goal.
Speaking after the win against West Brom, Hazard revealed that during the international break that Henry encouraged him to shoot more and that is already producing the desired result.
‘On the second goal when I go inside of the pitch Thierry told me in the national team maybe I do not shoot enough,’ he said. ‘We saw against Watford that I score when I shoot so it comes down to instinct. You don’t think about a lot you just think about scoring goals.
‘When I pass the ball and then I can go forward in front of the goal. I am faster without the ball than with the ball. ‘The defender is looking for the target man or the striker so maybe they forget me? That’s what I did on the first goal.’
Hazard did not start the season as he was injured but he has since bounced back and has scored 11 goals in 23 Premier League appearances. If Chelsea must end as high as possible on the English table, Hazard must be kept fit and form.