Samuel Eto’o throws shade at Thierry Henry claiming his former Barca team-mate was ‘not on my level’

Samuel Eto’o gives his ex-Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry a harsh assessment in new documentary as he shockingly claims the Arsenal legend ‘wasn’t at my level’… and even suggests Nicolas Anelka is a better player was

  • Samuel Eto’o claimed that he and Theirry Henry were not at the same level
  • According to Eto’o, the French striker was not as good as Nicolas Anelka
  • Henry is widely regarded as the greatest Premier League striker in history

Samuel Eto’o has emotionally claimed that he worked at a different level to his former Barcelona teammate Thierry Henry.

The former Cameroonian played with Henry for two seasons at Barca, but believes the Frenchman was not at ‘my level’.

He then claimed that France and Arsenal’s record goalscorer Henry – widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time – was not as good as compatriot Nicolas Anelka.

Eto’o’s attack on Henry came to light after a leaked video was released Footballogueand neither the French attacker has responded to the 41-year-old’s strange claims.

He said: ‘I think Thierry Henry was not at Anelka’s level.

‘Titi was good, but I knew the player. I preferred other players. In any case, it was not at my level. The luck or bad luck I had was not to play for France.

Those who played in France increased by 70 percent. Not because they were strong, but because France sells them better.

‘They sold us and brought us 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 2008-09.

Nevertheless, the pair combined for 11 goals in 57 games at the Catalan giants, although both were largely playing second fiddle to the young and up-and-coming Lionel Messi.

Eto'o also claimed that Henry was not as good as Nicolas Anelka (L).

Eto’o also claimed that Henry was not as good as Nicolas Anelka (L).

The Cameroonian and Anelka also spent time together at Barca’s Clasico Real Madrid matches, although both were close to the start of their respective careers, they were unable to share a field together in football for Los Blancos.

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Ahead of Henry’s arrival at the Catalan club, the now former Everton, Chelsea and Inter forward played down talk that the Frenchman might replace him at Barca, insisting the two could play for the same side.

He said: ‘This is not my problem. That one is Frank Rijkaard.

Some journalists wanted to create tension between me and ‘Titi’. I laugh I always have ‘Titi’ on the phone. If he comes to Barca, think he will put Samuel Eto’o on the bench, I say “no”. We will play together. We will be teammates.

I don’t get into any arguments. I want coach ‘Titi’ to sign. He is my friend.’

Anelka (second right) and Henry (L) won the European Championship with France in 2000.

Anelka (second right) and Henry (L) won the European Championship with France in 2000.


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