Friday afternoon, August 26. Here I sit with an Italian colleague, suddenly I see my right to Thierry Henry. The old big French international striker, who wrote own history rarely in England with Arsenal vest. Regardless if after he went to Barcelona or the United States and competed with the New York Red Bulls.
The team that made him why we should not forget that after Monaco virtually signed his first professional contract (19994- 1999, 105 games, 2 goals), move it to Juventus in 1993 (16 games, 3 goals) was beyond as beyond disappointing.
Fortunately for good luck, and because it plays the role of football, Arsene Wenger who knew him from Monaco, got close to London and giving Gunners the amount of 10 mln. Euros.
There certainly Henri reborn! Twice he became top scorer of the 1st class (2004, 2005). He contributed greatly to conquer Arsenal unbeaten in the league season 2003- 04. Henry, overall rose to Gunners 228 goals in all competitions and rightfully voted by the club´s fans as the best player ever to wear the vest.
In September 2007 he moved to FC Barcelona where ever there excelled. Near of FC Barcelona became European champion and champion and cup winner, Spain. He was captain of the national France in 1998 to win the World Cup, as two years after that became European champions. He is the top scorer in its history (1997- 2010, 123 games, 51 goals).
Last year Henry was commentator on Sky Sports, but this year he did not come to an agreement with Arsene Wenger, went assistant Roberto Martínez national Belgium.
Calm, kindly and talkative; Thierry Henry, agreed to talk with Discoveryfootball.com in exclusive in Montecarlo.
DF: How do you see envolving in the Premier League championship, this year the most numerous groups have stepped too?
R/: “It will definitely be the most exciting in years. All teams have made great signings and will look even better spectacle”.
R/: “Logically we can mention. Both the United which took Ibrahimovic and José Mourinho will have him on the bench, presented several enhanced and will play a leading role. But the same goes for the City as a new coach Pep Guardiola and several young and talented players will be nominated for this title. I predict a very exciting championship will like even more to the fans. However I must add that I think best be presented and Tottenham has also very good coach, Mauricio Pochettino“.
DF: Beyond that, what other groups think that it can play an important role…
R/: “Arsenal will as always strive for the best possible. Chelsea has a new coach and several new players and I want to see how high you reach this season last year´s surprise, the Leicester. ”
FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real
DF: To switch over to the new UEFA Champions League. There is a chance to see some team creates the surprise, or the strong will be the same again?
R/: “I do not think that there can be surprise team in the Champions League. Barcelona, Bayern and Real Madrid will be mainly teams that will compete with the greatest hopes, the premier football trophy at club level. Hardly any other, to be able to compete with them ”
We must become team
DF: What was ultimately what we failed to achieve the national Belgium has important and worthy players and there came up in the 15th European Championship?
R/: “Indeed we have talented and important players, but there is a group. Only if they become a united team, then they may have requirements to drive up the Belgian national”
DF: Now with your new role as a partner of Roberto Martínez national Belgium will have to you and Greece, former European champion, in the qualifying stage of the World Cup?
R/: “At first glance it seems to stand Belgium. But we want a lot of work to be able to show it on the field. Neither Bosnia is easy opponent, nor is Greece, nor the Cyprus. For Estonia do not know a lot of things will not even talk. Gibraltar okay is a new national and inexperienced team. But to be able to finish in the first place that leads directly to the courts of Russia should give great fights. There must the players to show what count”.
Thierry Henry for his own reasons failed to discuss more on former team Arsenal …