Twitter Thread Explains Why Thierry Henry Is 'The Most Overrated Striker In History'
A football fan has created a Twitter thread in an attempt to prove Thierry Henry is 'the most overrated striker in history'.
Henry is often regarded as one of the Premier League's greatest players and was one of the world's top stars during his time at Arsenal.
But Twitter user @OdoiSZN20_ has compiled a thread of 'only facts and no opinions' to show the Frenchman was overrated in his prime.
THREAD: Thierry Henry - The most overrated striker in history.- :flag_bg: (Fan Account) (@OdoiSZN20_) April 17, 2020
The bottler exposed with only facts and no opinions:thumbsup: pic.twitter.com/59Mwm1HBut
The thread goes on to show vital Champions League games that saw Arsenal eliminated from the competition, with Henry missing vital chances in all three ties.
2002 CL group stage. Arsenal vs Juventus. If Arsenal win, they go through.- :flag_bg: (Fan Account) (@OdoiSZN20_) April 17, 2020
Henry missed a tap in, a penalty and didn't lay it off in a 3 v 1. Arsenal go out group stages 2nd year in a row because Henry choked.
2004 Champions League QF. Chelsea vs Arsenal. Henry failed to score in both legs and Invincibles knocked out because Henry choked.- :flag_bg: (Fan Account) (@OdoiSZN20_) April 17, 2020
2006 Champions League final. Henry missed 2 big chances. The most embarrassing when he was 1v1 with Valdes. He choked. Arsenal lost because he missed- :flag_bg: (Fan Account) (@OdoiSZN20_) April 17, 2020
His stats in cup finals are also brought up in comparison to former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.
Henry's scoring record in finals for the Gunners is poor, failing to net in all nine finals.
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Drogba, meanwhile, managed to net 10 goals in 10 cup finals and it's stated that 'You can't be great and not be clutch.'
Henry played in 9 cup finals, scored 0 goals. Drogba played in 10 cup finals. Scored 10 goals.- :flag_bg: (Fan Account) (@OdoiSZN20_) April 17, 2020
Henry was notoriously terrible in big games. You can't be "great" and not be clutch. You can't think of any player in any sport that isn't clutch but is great. pic.twitter.com/05nwdEUfA3
Henry left Arsenal in 2007 and swapped North London for Spain, signing for Barcelona.
The thread criticises him for that move and claims he tried to 'piggyback' off Lionel Messi and Samuel Eto'o, two of Barcelona's best players in their Champions League winning campaign of 2009.
Henry shamelessly joined Barca to piggyback off Messi and Eto'o to finally touch a CL trophy. His only goal in the 2008/09 QF, SF or Final was when Barca were up 3-0 vs Bayern in the QF. This grown man was reduced to leeching off their careers. "Can't beat them join them" pic.twitter.com/qbbj16tSGQ- :flag_bg: (Fan Account) (@OdoiSZN20_) April 17, 2020
Thierry Henry away record in big PL games- :flag_bg: (Fan Account) (@OdoiSZN20_) April 17, 2020
In his 8 seasons:
Henry scored once at Old Trafford (in a 6-1 loss)
Scored once at Anfield.
Scored twice at Stamford Bridge (both pre Abramovich era)
Statpadding fraud pic.twitter.com/Hyw27PdDk5
Thierry Henry Champions League KO goals for Arsenal entire career: 6- :flag_bg: (Fan Account) (@OdoiSZN20_) April 17, 2020
Sadio Mane CL KO goals in just 17/18 (his first CL season): 7
Mane scored in a CL final too. Henry never scored in a cup final in his career pic.twitter.com/mqnTHLXFpM
Do you agree with the thread or do you think it doesn't do Henry's career justice?
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