Andre-Pierre Gignac broke his goal drought with a hat trick after undergoing hypnosis

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A two-month goal drought is enough to make a player who had been Liga MX’s top scorer, averaging more than a goal per game since his arrival in Mexico, try just about anything to get back on track. For Tigres striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, that meant getting hypnotized. And not in the Notorious B.I.G. kind of way. Like, actually hypnotized.

ESPN FC’s Tom Marshall reports:

Gignac visited hypnotist John Milton ahead of Tigres’ crucial Liga MX quarterfinal second leg against Pumas on Saturday, and whatever he did seemed to work. The French striker netted his first goal since Sept. 18 and went on to complete the night with a hat-trick in his team’s 5–0 win.

He even celebrated one of the goals by “falling asleep” in the hypnotist’s style.

So there you have it. Indisputable proof that hypnosis is the greatest cure for poor form. Man United should hire this John Milton character to be their next manager.