The Frenchman shone in England under Arsene Wenger in Arsenal before moving to Camp Nou, where he was part of the incredible side of Pep Guardiola.
Henry was reprogrammed at Barcelona
Thierry Henry’s understanding of football was taken to new levels when he joined Barcelona in 2007. The Frenchman shone in England under Arsene Wenger in Arsenal before moving to Camp Nou, where he was part of the incredible side of Pep Guardiola. “I went to Barcelona, I learned a lot – a hell of a lot. About something that I thought I had down to a tee,” Henry told UEFA.com. “I thought I knew football, but at Barcelona, I was reprogrammed and reprogrammed. Henry joined the club to become another member of the already talented side, being a confrontation star in London.
“Competition is primarily for me,” he explained, “that’s what drives me. That’s what makes me better. When I went to Barcelona, Ronaldinho was on the left, Samuel Eto’o was in the middle, and Leo Messi was on the right, and Nobody told me that I would play. You can go somewhere, and your heart can remain somewhere else. That is exactly what happened.”