Ex-Barcelona forward Thierry Henry addressed his former teammate Lionel Messi’s decision to join Paris Saint-Germain after being forced to leave the Spanish football club – Barcelona. In 2009 under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, now coach of Manchester City, the pair won the Champions League defeating an imperious Manchester United in the final in Rome.
According to Marca, Henry, who turned 44 a day ago, is regarded as one of the best strikers of all time. The Frenchman was a member of Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Barcelona team as well as a distinguished career with Arsenal and the French national team.
“The balance is the most important thing,” Henry said. “They always talk about attacking when you have great players, but for me, they’re conceding too many goals. It’s true that they still lack important players but they must seek balance. At Barcelona, we also had a great team, but people forget to emphasise we barely conceded goals. In general, the team that allows the fewest goals is the one that ends up taking the Champions League,” he added.
PSG do have a lot of attacking talent. Aside from Messi, they can call on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, as well as Angel di Maria and Marco Verratti. In terms of defence, they’ll be hoping that the addition of ex-Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos will shore up any lapses in the backline. The Andalusian is expected to either form a partnership with Marquinhos at center-back or play in a back three with Presnel Kimpembe.