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Romelu Lukaku speaks about influence from Didier Drogba and Thierry Henry

Belgium international Romelu Lukaku has said that Didier Drogba and Thierry Henry have been influential towards shaping up his professional career. The Belgium international recently matched the 104-goal Premier League tally achieved by Drogba, having played 30 games lesser than the Ivorian and he has now spoken about the valuable piece of advice he has received from the Chelsea legend.

Speaking to reporters, Lukaku revealed that both Drogba and Henry have regularly judged his performances on the playing field and he has no concerns regarding the criticism they may label upon him, he said: “At the World Cup, he was at the hotel almost all the time. Can you imagine at the hotel for the World Cup, where we were staying in Russia? I had Thierry there and Didier here and I had to sit here and take everything in: You did this wrong and you did that wrong, but this you did OK...They know I accept it because I really want to have the same career as they had. They can be as hard as they want, but I take it because I really want the same thing.”

Arsenal invincible backs Thierry Henry to succeed in club management

Arsenal invincible Nwankwo Kanu has backed Thierry Henry to succeed in club management regardless of whether opportunity begins from. The Frenchman recently re-signed from his punditry role with Sky Sports in order to step into permanent coaching but he could not land a job straightaway after Aston Villa decided against recruiting him.

In spite of this, Kanu has no doubts regarding the potential of the Gunners legend and he fancies the former World Cup winner to enter into management sooner rather than later, he said: “I don’t think any job is difficult for him. What he needs is the space and an opportunity to prove himself, so if they can give him that, why not? He can do it. It doesn’t matter. He’s Thierry Henry. He’s been talking on the TV; it’s time for him, when you talk the talk, you walk the walk.

Robert Pires backs Thierry Henry’s move to step into club management

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has praised Thierry Henry’s decision to quit his punditry role with Sky Sports in order to become a full-time head coach. The Frenchman has been associated with a potential step into management over the past couple of years and he has now decided to realise his ambition after also resigning from the assistant role with Belgium.

Speaking to ESPN FC, Pires said that Henry has taken the right choice at the current phase and believes his compatriot is prepared to make the mark in club management, he said: “I don't know if a chairman will give Thierry the opportunity but he will be a good manager.During the World Cup he was assistant to Roberto Martinez and did very well. If you ask all the Belgian players all of them, especially [Romelu] Lukaku, they say they learned from Thierry every day.I'm very happy he left Sky. I sent him a message yesterday saying 'finally, you left'. Not because he's not a good pundit but I know Thierry. He's ready.”

David Trezeguet backs Antoine Griezmann’s decision to stay at Atletico Madrid

France great David Trezeguet has backed Antoine Griezmann’s decision to stay put with Atletico Madrid for the 2018/19 campaign. The 27-year-old’s club future had been one of the main talking point prior to the World Cup but he made sure to clear any doubts before the start of the tournament.

Speaking in this regard, Trezeguet was pleased that Griezmann took the right decision and the attacker now has the freedom to express himself at the World Cup, he said: “He has taken the right decision, it was very important to him to announce it before the World Cup starts for his peace of mind. Now France is waiting for him to shine.It is true in these two games he faced some difficulties but we are talking about an absolutely unique player who is very important for France, and France is hoping for his game to get better.”

Thierry Henry Pays Tribute To Arsene Wenger After His Farewell Emirates Game

Arsenal favourite Thierry Henry has paid tribute to Arsene Wenger following the Gunners’ 5-0 triumph over Burnley in the Premier League. The game was Wenger’s final one in charge at the Emirates Stadium and the players managed to give him a terrific send-off by scoring five past Sean Dyche’s side.

Following the game, Henry hailed the services of his former manager by saying: “He was there from 7.30am until 6 or 7 at night, watching games and loving the club. It's going to be difficult for someone doing something for so long with the club he loves to just leave.It's not an easy thing to just call a day. He loves to be on the grass, smelling grass, he has a vision and he's a visionary. At times, he had that belief in that team which unfortunately didn't meet the expectation in the league. I can only say one thing about him, and that's thank you.”

Gilberto Silva Reveals The Secret Behind Thierry Henry’s Goal Exploits

Former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva has revealed the secret behind Thierry Henry’s brilliant scoring record during his time with the Gunners. The Frenchman notched 228 goals for the club across all competitions, and his efforts have been rewarded with a statue outside of the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, Silva claimed that Jens Lehmann may have played a key part towards the Frenchman’s mentality after having teased the striker whenever he failed to score in a particular match, he said: “I remember when I was there the players always wanted something more and demand the coach 'what's next?' and 'I want something more' because they want to fight and want to be a winner and I want to win trophies. I remember many times in training Jens Lehmann teasing Thierry Henry to get him up for the challenge like 'what happened with you in the last game? You didn't score a goal!”

Henry: Neymar Should Leave Football To Escape Messi’s Shadows

Arsenal legend and former Barcelona striker Thierry Henry has advised Brazilian star Neymar Jr. to leave football if he wants to escape being in the shadow of Lionel Messi. There is the understanding that Neymar left Barcelona partly because he wanted to increase his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or after finishing third and being predicted to finish third even for the next few years.

The Paris St. Germain playmaker wanted a fresh challenge and a different club where he could lead to significant victory and make his mark on the whole stage. Following the performance of Neymar and the PSG against Real Madrid, there have been new speculations as to why he really left his former club as he clearly cannot do it alone with PSG.

Thierry Henry: Tottenham Hotspur Could Lose Harry Kane If They Fail To Make The Top Four

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry believes Tottenham Hotspur could face the prospect of losing Harry Kane to an elite European club, should they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League. The north London side are presently five points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea in the quest to finish in the top four, and Henry feels qualifying for the elite competition is essential to holding onto key players.

Speaking on Sky Sports, he said: “It is not easy. People are talking about progression for Tottenham and you can see it from the days when I played against them to now, but they still have nothing to show for it.

Thierry Henry: Arsene Wenger finds it 'difficult' to spend big on defenders

Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Thierry Henry has suggested that Arsene Wenger finds it difficult when it comes to spending big on defenders in the transfer market. The Gunners were in the search for a new centre-back during the winter transfer window, but ultimately they were unsuccessful in their pursuit with Wenger reluctant to spend significant fees on a defensive recruit.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Monday Night Football, Henry highlighted that Wenger is used to buying bargains in the form of Kolo Toure and Sol Campbell in the transfer market, and this has left him with the mentality of not paying above a particular price for a top-class centre-back, which the club are in a desperate need of.

Arsene Wenger Unhappy with Thierry Henry’s Comments

Arsene Wenger has hit back at Arsenal legend Thierry Henry for his comments that Alexis Sanchez is causing a rift within the Arsenal setup. The Chilean winger is about to leave Arsenal at the end of the campaign, as he has not agreed a deal with the club. Sanchez was ready to leave Arsenal even as early as last summer when Manchester City where showing a lot of interest in the player. It is rumoured that City were ready to pay around £ 60 million for his services, but Sanchez stayed at the Emirates stadium due to Arsenal not willing to sell the player to a direct rival.

Now, it appears that City will come in with a second interest in the January transfer window. Sanchez has continued representing Arsenal, albeit in a slightly subdued way. Over the last few months, Sanchez has featured more and more in the first team and he played an important contribution in the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace during the weekend. This was an extremely positive result for Arsenal, as it keeps them in the hunt for the top four. However, Henry says that Sanchez is becoming a bad apple in the Arsenal setup as he did not seem to celebrate this important victory, and despite contributing with goals in the game.


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