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Eden Hazard praised the influence of Thierry Henry on his game after scoring twice in a resounding win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday night. The Chelsea forward claims that Henry’s advice on international duty played a key role in his second goal as he cut inside and fired past Ben Foster. Hazard revealed that Henry had advised him to shoot more often and that the renewed focus on producing more efforts on goal was having the desired effect.
And after his latest double, he pointed out how Henry’s pearls of wisdom had helped him to transform his game. ‘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.’