Samuel Eto’o has made a dismal assessment of his former Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry in a new documentary as he disbelievingly claims the Arsenal legend is “not at my level”. ….even suggesting that Nicolas Anelka is a better player
- Samuel Eto’o claims he is not on the same level as Henry Henry
- The French striker is also not as good as Nicolas Anelka, according to Eto’o.
- Henry is widely regarded as the greatest striker in Premier League history
Samuel Eto’o has sensationally claimed he doesn’t operate at the same level as his former Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry.
The former Cameroon striker played alongside Thierry Thierry for two seasons at Barca but believes the Frenchman is not “at my level”.
He further claimed that France and Arsenal’s record goalscorer Thierry Henry – widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time – is not even his countryman Nicolas Anelka.
Samuel Eto’o claims his ex-Barcelona teammate Thierry Henry is not at his level
Eto’o’s attack on Henry surfaced after leaked video was released football reviewwhile neither French forward responded to the 41-year-old’s outlandish claims.
He said: “I don’t think Thierry Henry is at Anelka’s level.
‘Titi is fine, but I know the players. I prefer other players. Anyway, he’s not at my level. I have my luck or bad luck not playing for France.
“Those who play in France are over 70 percent. It’s not because they’re strong, it’s because France sells better.
The France international is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s greatest strikers
“They sold them to us and brought them up to our level.”
Eto’o and Henry spent two seasons together under Guardiola, playing for one of the most successful teams in Barcelona’s history and winning the treble in 2008-09.
In addition, the pair have a combined 11 goals in 57 games for the Catalan giants, although both are largely second only to up-and-coming young Lionel Messi.
Eto’o also claimed that Henry was even inferior to Nicolas Anelka (left)
Cameroon and Anelka also spent time at Barca’s Clasico rivals Real Madrid, and while both were nearing the start of their respective careers, they failed to pitch together for Los Blancos in competitive football.
Before Henry joined the Catalan club, the current Everton, Chelsea and Inter striker played down rumours that the Frenchman could replace him at Barca, insisting the pair could play in the same team.
He said: “That’s not my problem. It’s Frank Rijkaard’s.
“Some journalists want to create tension between ‘Titi’ and me. I’m laughing. I have ‘Titi’ on my phone all the time. If he comes to Barca, think he’ll put Samuel Eto’o On the bench, I’d say no. We’d play together. We’d be teammates.
‘I am not involved in any controversy. I want the coach to sign “Titi”. he is my friend. ‘
Anelka (second from right) and Henry (left) won Euro 2000 with France