John Terry has shown in the past that he’s not exactly a great guy, but it’s hard to deny that he was among the Premier League’s best for quite some time, and he clearly knows quality when he sees it. The Chelsea captain claims Thierry Henry is the toughest opponent he’s ever faced (via the Express), and you’d imagine many other defenders would feel the same.
Thierry Henry is unquestionably one of the greatest players ever to play the game, and will forever be a hero among Arsenal fans. He dominated the Premier League during his time at Highbury, and terrorised defenders everywhere he went.
Terry is now coming to the end of his lengthy career, but he remembers going up against Henry and revealed just how special of a player the Frenchman was.
“The toughest [opponent I’ve ever faced] would be Thierry Henry,” he said.
“He was special.”
The former Barcelona star has been tipped to eventually take the reigns at Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger even giving his blessing and suggesting Henry had what it took to at some point become the Arsenal manager (via the Daily Mail).
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He’s currently working with the Arsenal youth teams and earning his coaching badges, and could potentially work his way up through the U18s, U21s, and eventually into the first-team setup.
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It’s always tricky bringing a club icon in as a manager, as while they will obviously get a fantastic reception, you don’t want to risk tarnishing their legend status. It’s hard to imagine our opinion of Henry ever really going down, but if he were to be a disaster as Arsenal manager it could certainly do some harm.