- Henry would rather his son tried to copy the likes of Thomas Muller and Ribery.
- He calls Messi and Ronaldo freaks, implying it would be difficult to emulate them.
“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game. The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at Ribery, look at Muller. What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks.’
”Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller,” Thierry Henry said in a press conference back in 2014.
It is strange to hear Henry say this because back in his day, he himself used stepovers and tricks to beat the opponent. Still, it’s hard to argue with him because telling your children to emulate the likes of Ribery and Muller is definitely more practical than telling them to copy Messi or Ronaldo.