Messi, discovered by Henri, who headed to Barcelona in Spain’s La Liga from Arsenal, a team in the English Premier League in 2007, was more like a “winning machine.
On the 13th (Korea Standard Time), former soccer players Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker, and Micah Richards invited Thierry Henry to have a good time talking on the soccer podcast channel “The Rest Is Football.” Henri recently served as the coach of the French Under-21 national team.
“Barcelona was Messi’s team,” Henry said, recalling his playing days with Messi. 스포츠토토
“I wanted to be recognized. However, competition is expressed to win the game, said Henri, who said, “Regardless of whether he (Messi) is good or not, the team just needs to win.” “I look at the players and think,” he continued. “Who can turn the game around?” he said. “If the answer is myself, I can play hard.” “The answer has always been Messi in Barcelona,” he testified, adding that Messi’s ability could change the outcome of the game.
Henry also said, “I have a strong sense of pride, but there are times when I have to abandon that pride that is spewing out.” “When I play for Messi, I get three to four points a game, so I’m like, ‘Just one! It’s funny to say, ‘Give me a goal!’ and burst into laughter.
“Then he said, ‘ I’ll just do my job. If (Messi) goes and scores a goal, you win on your own,” he added.
Henri spent eight seasons with Arsenal from 1999 to 2007. Despite winning two league titles and three FA Cups at Arsenal, he did not have a “Big Year” (a Champions League trophy organized by UEFA). Therefore, Henri left his affectionate Arsenal for Barcelona in 2007.
However, in the 2007/08 season when he arrived, Barcelona did not win any tournament trophies. Henry was disappointed but decided to stay for another season. And the decision became a godsend.
Pep Guardiola-led Barcelona swept six trophies in that season alone, lifting the trophy for every tournament they could participate in in the 2008/09 season. Barcelona are La Liga, Champions League, Copa del Rey (FA Cup), Supercopa de España (Super Cup) and Club World Cup. It marked the beginning of its golden age by winning all of the UEFA Super Cups.