Samuel Eto’o offers a massive take on former Barcelona teammate Thierry Henry in a new documentary as he unbelievably claims the Arsenal legend wasn’t up to me… He even suggests that Nicolas Anelka was a better player
- Samuel Eto’o claimed that he and Thierry Henry weren’t on the same level
- According to Eto’o, the French striker was not as good as Nicolas Anelka
- Henry is widely considered the greatest Premier League striker in history
Samuel Eto’o has sensationally claimed that he was working on a different level than his former Barcelona teammate Thierry Henry.
The former Cameroon striker played alongside Henry for two seasons at Barcelona, but he believes the French player was not at my “level”.
He also claimed that Henry, the record goalscorer for France and Arsenal – widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time – was not as good as his compatriot Nicolas Anelka.
Samuel Eto’o claimed that his former Barcelona teammate Thierry Henry was not at his level
Eto’o’s attack on Henry surfaced after a previously leaked video was posted footballNone of the French strikers responded to the 41-year-old’s outlandish allegations.
He said: ‘I think Thierry Henry was not at Anelka’s level.
Tite was good, but I knew the guys. You are the best of the other players. Anyway, it wasn’t up to me. Luck or bad luck I had, it wasn’t playing for France.
“Those who played in France got 70 per cent. Not because they were strong, but because France sells them better.
The France international was widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers in the Premier League
“They sold it to us and brought it up to our level.”
Eto’o and Henry spent two seasons together under Pep Guardiola in one of Barcelona’s most successful teams in history, winning the treble in 2008-2009.
Furthermore, the duo scored 11 goals in 57 matches for the Catalan giants, although both were largely secondary to the young and up-and-coming Lionel Messi.
Eto’o also claimed that Henry was not as good as Nicolas Anelka (left)
The Cameroonian and Anelka also spent time together in the Clasico, Barcelona rivals Real Madrid, although near the start of their career, they failed to share the field together with Los Blancos in competitive football.
Before Henry arrived at the Catalan club, the former Everton, Chelsea and Inter striker played down talk of the French player taking his place at Barcelona, insisting that the two could play in the same team.
He said: This is not my problem. It’s Frank Rijkaard.
Some journalists wanted to create tension between me and Titi. I laugh. I have “Titi” on the phone all the time. If he comes to Barcelona, thinking he will put Samuel Eto’o on the bench, I say “no”. We will play together. We will be teammates.
I do not enter into any controversy. I’d like the coach to sign Titi. He is my friend.’
Anelka (second from the right) and Henry (left) won the European Championship in 2000 with France