Samuel Eto’o has rated his former Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry in a new documentary as he insists the stunning Arsenal legend is “not at my level”… and even believes Nicolas Anelka was a better player.
- Samuel Eto’o has insisted that he and Irri Henry are not on the same level
- According to Eto’o, the French striker was not as good as Nicolas Anelka
- Henry is regarded as the best striker in the history of the Premier League
Samuel Eto’o has sensationally revealed that he is operating at a different level to former Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry.
The ex-Cameroon striker played alongside Henry for two seasons at Barca but believes the Frenchman is “not at my level”.
He went on to say that France and Arsenal’s record goalscorer Henry – regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time – is not as good as compatriot Nicolas Anelka.
Samuel Eto’o says his former Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry is not at his level
Eto’o’s attack on Henry came after the release of the leaked video Footballogueand none of the French strikers responded to the 41-year-old’s astonishing claims.
He said: “I don’t think Thierry Henry was at Anelka’s level.
Titi was good, but I knew the players. I prioritized other players. He’s not on my level anyway. Lucky or bad I didn’t play for France.
“Those who played in France had plus 70 percent. It’s not because they’re stronger, it’s because France sells them better.
The Frenchman is 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 together in one of the most successful teams in Barcelona’s history under Pep Guardiola, winning the treble in 2008-09.
Furthermore, the pair scored 11 goals in 57 games for the Catalan giants, but both played second fiddle to the young and up-and-coming Lionel Messi.
Eto’o also claimed Henry Nicolas is not as good as Anelka (left)
The Cameroonian and Anelka spent time together at Barca’s Clásico rivals Real Madrid, but both were unable to play together for Los Blancos early in their careers in competitive football.
Prior to Henry’s arrival at the Catalan club, the former Everton, Chelsea and Inter striker suggested the Frenchman could replace him at Barca, claiming the two could play in the same side.
He said: “It’s not my problem. This is one of Frank Rijkaard.
“Some journalists wanted to create tension between Titi and me. I’m laughing. I always have “Titi” on my phone. If he comes to Barca, I would say no to Samuel Eto’o on the bench. We play together. We will be teammates.
“I do not join any controversy. I want the coach to sign Titi. He is my friend.’
Anelka (second right) and Henry (left) won the 2000 European Championship with France