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Thierry Henry pivotal in Belgium's bid to end French renaissance

Not for the first time in life, one wonders what it must feel like to be inside the skin - inside the mind - of Thierry Henry.

Born in the Paris suburbs to parents from the French Caribbean islands, a World Cup-winning Bleu, the most mercurial striker in Arsenal's history, he now assists Roberto Martinez, the Spanish coach of Belgium.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 08, 2018, with the headline 'Henry pivotal in Belgium's bid to end French renaissance'. Print Edition | Subscribe