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.
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.”