Samuel Eto’o delivers a scathing 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 suggests Nicolas Anelka was a better player.
- Samuel Eto’o has claimed that he and Theirry Henry were not on the same level
- The French striker was also not as good as Nicolas Anelka, according to Eto’o
- Henry is widely regarded as the best Premier League striker in history
Samuel Eto’o has sensationally claimed he was at a different level to his former Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry.
The former Cameroon striker played alongside Henry for two seasons at Barca, but believes the Frenchman was “not at my level”.
He also claimed that France and Arsenal’s record goalscorer Henry, widely regarded as one of the best strikers of all time, was not even as good as compatriot Nicolas Anelka.
Samuel Eto’o has claimed that his former Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry was not at his level
Eto’o’s attack on Henry emerged after a leaked video was posted Football dialogueand no French striker has 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 the players. I prefer other players. Either way, he wasn’t on my level. The luck or misfortune that I had was not to play for France.
“Those who played in France had a plus 70 percent. It’s not because they were strong, but because France sells them better.
The France international was widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the Premier League
“They sold them to us and brought them up to our level.”
Eto’o and Henry spent two seasons together under Pep Guardiola in one of the most successful Barcelona teams in history, winning the treble in 2008-09. year.
In addition, the pair combined for 11 goals in 57 appearances for the Catalan giants, despite both largely playing second fiddle to the young and up-and-coming Lionel Messi.
Eto’o also claimed Henry wasn’t even as good as Nicolas Anelka (L)
The Cameroonian and Anelka also spent time together at Barca’s Clasico rivals Real Madrid, although both were unable to share the same pitch in competitive football at Los Blancos as they approached the start of their careers.
Ahead of Henry’s arrival at the Catalan club, the now former Everton, Chelsea and Inter striker played down rumors that the Frenchman could replace him at Barca, insisting the two could play in the same team.
He said: “It’s not my problem. It’s Frank Rijkaard’s.
Some journalists wanted to create tension between Titi and me. I laugh. I have ‘Titi’ on my phone all the time. If he comes to Barca thinking he will bench Samuel Eto’o, I say no. Let’s play together. We will be teammates.
“I am not involved in any controversy. I would like the coach to sign a contract with Titi. He is my friend.’
Anelka (second right) and Henry (L) won the European Championship in 2000 with France.