Samuel Eto’o delivers a withering assessment of his former Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry in a new documentary as he incredibly claims the Arsenal legend is ‘not at my level’… and even says Nicolas Anelka is a better player Was.
- Samuel Eto’o has claimed that he and Terry Henry were not on the same level
- According to Eto’o, the French forward was not as good as Nicolas Anelka either
- Henry is widely regarded as the best striker in Premier League history
Samuel Eto’o has strangely claimed to be operating at a different level to his former Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry.
The former Cameroon striker played two seasons at Barca alongside Henry, but believes the Frenchman was not at his level.
He also claimed that France and Arsenal’s record goalscorer Henry – widely regarded as one of the best strikers of all time – is not even as good as compatriot Nicolas Anelka.
Samuel Eto’o claimed that his former Barcelona teammate Thierry Henry is not at his level
Eto’o’s attack on Henry came after a video was released football playerAnd none of the French strikers have responded to the 41-year-old’s outlandish claims.
He said: I think Thierry Henry was not at Anelka’s level.
Titi was good, but I knew some players. I preferred other players. In any case, he was not on my level. It was my luck or bad luck not to play for France.
Those who played in France scored 70%. Not because they were strong, but because France sells them better.
The French international was widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the Premier League
They sold them to us and brought them to our level.
Eto’o and Henry spent two seasons under Pep Guardiola in one of the most successful Barcelona teams in history, winning the treble in 2008-09.
In addition, the pair scored 11 goals in 57 appearances for the Catalan giants, although both largely played second fiddle to the young and up-and-coming Lionel Messi.
Eto’o also claimed that Henry is not even as good as Nicolas Anelka (L).
The Cameroonian and Anelka also spent time together at Barca rivals Real Madrid’s El Clasico, although both failed to share the same pitch in competitive football for Los Blancos at the start of their careers.
Prior to Henry’s arrival at the Catalan club, the former Everton, Chelsea and Inter striker played down talk that the Frenchman might replace him at Barca, insisting the pair could play in the same team.
He said: This is not my problem. This is one by Frank Rijkaard.
Some journalists wanted to create tension between me and Titi. I am laughing. I always have Titi on the phone. If he comes to Barca and thinks he’s going to put Samuel Eto’o on the bench, I say no. We will play together. We will be teammates.
I will not enter into any discussion. I would like the coach to sign Titi. He is my friend.’
Anelka (2nd right) and Henry (L) won the European Championship with France in 2000.