Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has snubbed Lionel Messi as the best participant he has played with, choosing one other Gunners icon in Dennis Bergkamp as a substitute. The 44-year-old was a part of the panel on the CBS Champions League present, fielding quick-fire questions with fellow ex-professionals Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards. Asking the questions, host Kate Abdo requested: “Best participant you played alongside?” Henry answered: “Dennis Bergkamp.” Before Kate Abdo replied: “Not Messi?” Henry stood agency on his reply, saying: “Dennis Bergkamp. Is it quickfire? Dennis Bergkamp.” The two played beside one another from 1999 to 2006, with the Frenchman claiming that Bergkamp was a “dream for a striker” in a quote from the Independent in 2006.
The pair gained two Premier League titles collectively, two FA Cups and had been runners up in the UEFA Champions League closing. Whilst the Dutch worldwide retired in 2006, Henry moved to Spain in 2007. His swap from the Emirates to Barcelona noticed him hyperlink up with Lionel Messi, the place he gained two La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey, a UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup. Rate Arsenal’s summer time signings in the survey under! Messi gained 4 Ballon d’Or titles on the bounce, two of which whereas Henry was at the membership, on his rise to greatness. He has gained six Ballon d’Ors in his profession in addition to quite a few membership and nation honours alongside the means. However, for the ex-Arsenal striker, the particular person brilliance of Messi couldn’t be matched to that of Bergkamp’s type that made him a “dream” to play with.