Eto’o: Thierry Henry Was Not On My Level

Former Cameroon captain Samuel Eto’o has now claimed that Thierry Henry was nowhere close to his football level.

Speaking in a recent documentary, the former Chelsea and Barcelona star said that Thierry Henry’s national teammate Nicolas Anelka was a better player than the Arsenal legend.

“I think Thierry Henry was not at the level of Anelka. Titi was good, but I knew players. I preferred other players. In any case, he was not at my level,” Eto’o said.

Samuel Eto'o

The all-time Cameroon top scorer further says that Henry had an advantage in playing for the France National team unlike him.

“The luck or the bad luck that I had was not to play for France. Those who played in France had plus 70 percent. It’s not because they were strong, but because France sells them better,” he added.

Eto’o and Henry spent two seasons together at Barcelona under manager Pep Guardiola, forming one of the world’s lethal attacking trios with young Lionel Messi.

Together they won a historic treble in the 2008/09 season, with Eto’o later leaving Barcelona for Inter Milan that summer.

Eto’o scored 130 times in 199 appearances for Barcelona and famously won back-to-back trebles, first with Blaugrana and then at Inter Milan.

He scored in the 2009/10 Champions League final when Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan crashed Barcelona 3-1 to be crowned the champions.

Meanwhile, Henry is widely viewed as one of the greatest strikers in Premier League history after scoring 228 goals in 376 games for Arsenal.

He also led the gunners to two Premier League titles and an FA Cup but failed to deliver Champions League glory to the London-based club.

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