Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian icon, controversially stated that he was far superior to Thierry Henry, claiming that the legendary Arsenal striker was only ‘overhyped’ by French media.
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He made this shocking statement in a leaked video posted by Footballogue. Henry, who won two European Golden Shoe awards, spent eight years at Arsenal, where he won several trophies. He is also the club’s all-time leading scorer.
The France 98 World Cup winner is regarded as one of the game’s best strikers, but Samuel Eto’o appears to disagree.
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“I think he was not at the level of Nicolas Anelka. Thierry Henry was good, but I knew players… I preferred other players. In any case, he was not at my level.”
The luck or the bad luck that I had me, it is not to play in France. Those who played in France had +70%. It’s not because they were strong, but because France sells better. They sold them to us and brought them up to our level.”