Eden Hazard and his brother Thorgan were expected to become something of a dynamic duo at Chelsea before the latter agreed to leave the club in February 2015.
The Belgian pair spent two seasons together on the books at Stamford Bridge but never shared a pitch due to Thorgan being sent on loan to Zulte Waregem and then Borussia Monchengladbach.
The 23-year-old produced a series of impressive displays during his spell at the Bundesliga club and subsequently earned a permanent move during the summer of last year.
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The former Blue has gone from strength to strength in a Monchengladbach shirt this season, netting three league goals before the one he scored in a 2-1 loss to Barcelona on Wednesday.
Thorgan’s exploits have not gone unnoticed by Eden, who has told his young brother what he thinks of his displays in recent weeks.
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”He’s happy for me. He tells me I'm in hot form, but also that I have to keep going like that," Thorgan told France Football of older brother Eden, as per ESPN.
"We hope we'll meet up with the national team so that we can play together.
"He doesn't give me any advice in particular. He has his own career to deal with. We're two different players at two different clubs. He doesn't bother me by saying, 'Do this, do that…'"
Their relation has naturally drawn comparisons between the two siblings throughout their respective careers, but Thorgan has gradually made a name for himself since following Eden to Chelsea from the French top-flight.
"It's been a little while now that people don't ask me too many questions about that," Thorgan said. "It was above all when I was at the Lens youth academy and in Belgium. Now, people don't bother me with it,” he said.
Thorgan has just one senior cap for Belgium – earned during a friendly against the United States in May 2013 – but is very much in contention to be see more action under Roberto Martinez.
While the former Lens starlet was named in the squad but did not feature in the World Cup qualifier against Cyprus in September, he is looking forward to enhancing his starting XI prospects under the tutelage of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
"To have put myself in the spotlight at the start of the season enabled me to go there," Thorgan said.
"It's of course a pleasure to go, to be alongside the players, and [Belgium coach] Thierry Henry.
"Everyone is happy he is there. A lot of the players were fans of his when they were younger. We all want to work with Thierry Henry. We learn a lot of things from him."
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