Samuel Eto’o throws shade at Thierry Henry claiming his former Barca team-mate was ‘not on my level’

Samuel Eto’o gives entertaining assessment of his former Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry in new documentary, as he incredibly claims the Arsenal legend was ‘not at my level’… and even suggests Nicolas Anelka was a better player

  • Samuel Eto’o claimed that he and Thierry Henry were not at the same level
  • The French striker is also not as good as Nicolas Anelka, according to Eto
  • Henry is widely regarded as the greatest Premier League striker in history

Samuel Eto’o sensationally claimed he was operating at a different level to his former Barcelona team-mate Thierry Henry.

The ex-Cameroon striker played alongside Henry for two seasons at Barca, but believes the Frenchman is not at ‘my level’.

He went on to claim that France and Arsenal record goalscorer Henry – widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time – is not even as good as his compatriot Nicolas Anelka.

Eto’o’s attack on Henry surfaced after a leaked video was posted by Football logAnd no French striker responded to the 41-year-old’s extraordinary claims.

He said: ‘I think Thierry Henry was not at Anelka’s level.

‘Titi was good, but I know players. I preferred other players. In any case, he was not on my level. The luck or the bad luck that I had, was not to play for France.

“Those who played in France have a plus of 70 percent. It’s not because they were strong, but because France sold them better.

‘They sold them to us and brought them to our level.’

Eto’o and Henry spent two seasons together under Pep Guardiola in one of the most successful Barcelona sides in history, winning a treble in 2008-09.

Furthermore, the pair combined for 11 goals in 57 games for the Catalan giants, although both have largely played second fiddle to a young and up-and-coming Lionel Messi.

Eto'o also claimed that Henry is not even as good as Nicolas Anelka (L)

Eto’o also claimed that Henry is not even as good as Nicolas Anelka (L)

The Cameroonian and Anelka also spent time together at Barca’s Clasico rivals Real Madrid, although with both starting their respective careers, they failed to share a pitch together for Los Blancos in competitive football.

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Before Henry’s arrival at the Catalan club, the now ex-Everton, Chelsea and Inter striker described that the Frenchman could replace him at Barca, insisting the two could play in the same side.

He said: This is not my problem. It’s Frank Rijkaard’s one.

“Some journalists wanted to create tension between ‘Titi’ and me. I laugh. I have ‘Titi’ on the phone all the time. If he comes to Barce, thinking that he will put Shmuel Etu on the bench, I say “No “. We will play together. We will be teammates.

‘I am not entering into any dispute. I would like the coach to sign ‘Titi’. He is my friend.’

Anelka (second right) and Henry (l) won the European Championships in 2000 with France

Anelka (second right) and Henry (l) won the European Championships in 2000 with France


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