West Brom winger Thomas still counting on Arsenal legend Henry influence
The West Brom winger wears the number 14 shirt at West Brom as a tribute to the French star he watched in training when he was starting his career as a kid at Arsenal.
Now he’s just happy to be playing – after years ruined by a serious spine injury.
Thomas, 27, plays at Blackpool tomorrow night in the middle of the best run of top-flight games he’s enjoyed since he was at Charlton back in 2007.
He said: “I think in life in general you have to learn from mistakes you make, use it as a learning curve to become a better person.
“Being out for a season while I was at Portsmouth was a reality check. Since then I’ve tried to take every season as if it was my last. I know how fantastic it is to be able to play in the Premier League.”