Henry sends Belgium players into frenzy with sublime training effort

Thierry Henry scored a superb free kick from range during Belgium training as the side prepares for their final Euro 2020 group game.

Henry – France‘s all-time leading goalscorer – rejoined Belgium boss Roberto Martinez‘s coaching staff ahead of the tournament.

He had previously assumed the role between 2016 and 2018. In that time, Belgium recorded a third-placed finish in the World Cup of 2018.

Over his playing career, Henry scored over 300 career goals, won titles in England, Spain and France, and was named runner-up for the Ballon D’Or in 2003.

He also lifted the Champions League with Barcelona, and helped Arsenal to become only the second English team after Preston North End to go an entire top-flight league season unbeaten.

Henry was also known as an outstanding free-kick taker during his 20-year professional career, which ended in 2014.

And in Belgium training, he showed that class is permanent with an unbelievable goal from a free-kick.

With his left foot, Henry stepped up and curled in a superb effort that nestled into the top corner of the net, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance of getting anything on it.

The Belgium players immediately celebrated the strike. Henry was then mobbed by Romelu Lukaku, who ran in and helped him off the pitch, saying while laughing: “Come on man, record top scorers don’t need this! Come on, man!”

Both Kevin De Bruyne and Lukaku then joked with each other, with De Bruyne saying: “That’s the issue. We’ve been training for half an hour, we scored a few and he [Henry] just goes with his left [foot] and killed us!”

Lukaku replied: “This guy retired for 10 years, he killed my whole country man. He killed my whole country.”

Belgium complete their Euro 2020 group campaign when they take on Finland at 8pm tonight.

Should they avoid defeat, they will top Group B and face one of the third-placed teams in the last-16 stage.

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