Thierry Henry has linked up with Belgium football team for his first day at work since receiving appointment as part of Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff.
Image shows Henry Thierry on his first day at training.
The former France international player was announced Belgium’s new assistant boss late last week, and he will be working with former Everton manager Martinez as Belgium’s “golden era” of players look forward to putting the disappointment of Euro 2016 behind them.
Though Henry’s appointment came as a surprise, football fans feel somewhat relieved with the additional air of positivism he brings.
The Arsenal legend could be the missing piece in the team after a spate of disappointing finishes at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Euros under former coach Marc Wilmots.
Henry, 39, was pictured dishing out instructions from his wealth of knowledge to Belgium’s squad of superstars like: Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Michy Batshuayi, Christian Benteke and Thibaut Courtois.
Image shows Michy Batshuayi receiving some professional tips from Henry Thierry.
Belgium currently stands second in the FIFA rankings, and charismatic Henry will be tested alongside Roberto [the head coach], against Spain in an international friendly on Thursday.
‘It is an exciting challenge, but one of the things we are going to have to work on is the team’s mentality to make sure they can become a great team,’ Henry said after his appointment.
‘I am the second assistant, Roberto is the main guy and I will help with the structure and help him make sure that the team goes really far.
‘I think this team can make history, it is just a matter of believing in themselves.’
Honoured to be assistant coach @BelRedDevils. Thanks to Roberto Martinez & the Royal Belgian Football Association. Very excited.Can’t wait.
Image shows Henry Thierry and Roberto Martinez in training.
Meanwhile, the Belgian national team’s official Twitter account quoted Martinez as saying: “Thierry Henry has been in the situation to change the spirit into winning something…
“I’m very satisfied that (the Belgian federation) has been able to create an impressive staff.”