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Thierry Henry overlooked Messi as the best player of all time

Thierry Henry overlooked Lionel Messi as he preferred Dennis Bergkamp as the best-ever player he has played with. The former Arsenal forward got to rub his shoulder with some of the most talented footballers of all time during his esteemed football career. He even won the Champions Trophy with Barcelona while being a part of the 'Invicibles' with Arsenal.

After leaving Arsenal in 2007, where he had led the Gunners to two Premier League championships in 2002 and 2004, Thierry Henry spent a considerable amount of time wearing the Barcelona jersey. At the moment, Henry works for CBS Sports as a football analyst.

The Frenchman won numerous awards while playing for the Catalan powerhouses, including the coveted Champions League in the 2008–09 campaign.

The 45-year-old had a difficult time deciding who would be his favorite playing partner because he shared the field with some of the biggest names in football, including Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

During the Champions League show, anchor Kate Abdo quizzed Henry on his favourite player that he has played with and he promptly replied, "Dennis Bergkamp."

The presenter sounded very surprised and asked him back why he didn't name Messi to which the former French international answered back, "Is it quickfire?"The French superstar was very kind of Bergkamp's Arsenal teammate back in 2015 as well, and it appears that Bergkamp has gained Bergkamp's full respect.

"I respected Dennis' constant efforts to uphold the spirit of the game. He could score goals, but he could also pass the ball and wait for the ideal opportunity. Despite having better options, he always tried to respect the game. For that, as well as the manner he trained, he had my utmost regard. Simply put, he used to train in an abnormal manner. The player wanted to be first in the run; he would foul you; he didn't want to lose the ball; and he would get in your face.

The freaks must also be mentioned, though.

Leo is a freak.


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