According to Marca, former forward Thierry Henry turned 44 yesterday.
Henry, whom many regard as one of the best strikers ever, was once a Barcelona player, just like Lionel Messi.
Under Guardiola, the pair won the Champions League in 2009, defeating an imperious Manchester United in the final in Rome.
Besides being a member of Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Barcelona team, he enjoyed a distinguished career with Arsenal. Henry was also part of the French national team on the international scale.
Thierry Henry Discusses Lionel Messi’s Football Transfer
And now, in an interview with French television, Henry has commented on his former teammate Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona.
Henry has deliberated over Messi’s decision to join Paris Saint-Germain after Barcelona all but forced him to leave.
“The balance is the most important thing,” Henry said. “They always talk about attacking when you have great players, but for me, they’re conceding too many goals. It’s true that they still lack important players but they must seek balance. At Barcelona, we also had a great team, but people forget to emphasize we barely conceded goals. In general, the team that allows the fewest goals is the one that ends up taking the Champions League.”
PSG do have a lot of attacking talent for the front of their field. Aside from Messi, they can call on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, as well as Angel di Maria and Marco Verratti.
In terms of defence, they’ll be hoping that the addition of ex-Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos pays off. Signing him, as well as goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, will shore up any lapses in the backline and prevent goal concession.
In defense, Ramos may form a partnership with Marquinhos at centre-back. Or head coach Mauricio Pochettino may decide to play the Andalusian in a back three with Presnel Kimpembe.