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Thierry Henry Genuinely Couldn't Believe Micah Richards' Karim Benzema Claim After Hat-Trick Against PSG

Nasir Jabbar

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Thierry Henry Genuinely Couldn't Believe Micah Richards' Karim Benzema Claim After Hat-Trick Against PSG

Thierry Henry genuinely couldn't believe Micah Richards' post-match claim about Karim Benzema following his stunning hat-trick against Paris Saint-Germain. 

Benzema starred as Real Madrid came from two goals down to beat PSG 3-2 on aggregate to book their spot in the next round of the Champions League.  

The Frenchman lit up the second half, scoring three goals including an outrageous third strike that saw him slot the ball home with the outside of the boot.  

Image: PA
Image: PA

But Benzema's heroics shouldn't come as a major surprise, having delivered over the years for the Spanish giants.  

However, Richards, who was analysing the game for CBS Sports, has only been convinced by the 34-year-old forward over the 'last six months'. 

His assessment stunned Henry, who looked on in disbelief.  

On Benzema, Richards said: "But now, he's convinced me." 

Henry chimed in, saying: "Just now?" 

The former Man City man added: "Of late, in the last six months. He's convinced that he's up there with Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski."

Still in shock, Henry continued: "Wow. Just tonight?!" To which Richards replied: "Last six months." 


Carlo Ancelotti spoke glowing about his star man and hailed his leadership qualities.  

"Karim Benzema is a fantastic leader, a fantastic centre forward," he said.  

"I'm very happy with what he's doing and his attitude. 

"After the first goal, we got into a good dynamic, we pressed and controlled the ball better. We had fewer difficulties in the second half compared to the first. 

"At half-time, we said to ourselves that we had to stay in the game, even if it was difficult, thinking that something could happen. 

"PSG are a great team with great players, but that's football, every little thing can change everything like that first goal." 

Featured Image Credit: CBS Sports

Topics: Micah Richards, Karim Benzema, Thierry Henry, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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