Real Madrid and Belgian attacker Eden Hazard admits he grew up an Arsenal fan.
The Madrid winger came through at Lille and linked up with Chelsea in 2012, going on to score 110 goals in 352 appearances for the Blues.
But as a kid, his admiration was for their arch London rivals Arsenal, all thanks to their exciting French heroes.
Hazard told On The Front Foot: “When I was little the team I watched the most was the French national team.
“For me, the players I looked up to were Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry.
“It’s difficult for me to admit because of my relationship with Chelsea, but I really liked the Arsenal team at the time.
“They had players like Robert Pires, [Sylvain] Wiltord and [Patrick] Vieira, so it was mainly French players that I followed growing up.”