Thierry Henry absolutely lost it when Clint Dempsey named Spurs as Champions League dark horses
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Thierry Henry completely lost it when Clint Dempsey named Spurs as his dark horses for the Champions League.
After finishing fourth under Antonio Conte last term, Spurs have returned to Europe's premier European club competition after a couple of years away.
They host Marseille at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday night in their first Champions League home fixture since a defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig.
Eintracht Frankfurt and Sporting CP are also in the same group as Spurs, who will be expecting to reach the round of 16.
But former Spurs and Fulham star Clint Dempsey is predicting much more than that, naming the North London outfit as his dark horses on CBS Sports' Champions League coverage.
Dempsey said: "I’ll do something different, I’ll pick a dark horse. I’m not biased at all but I think maybe Tottenham.”
Thierry Henry is gobsmacked by Clint Dempsey’s pick for CL dark horses 🤣🤣🤣— Gunners (@Gunnersc0m) September 6, 2022
Thierry is my reaction. I will quit watching football if it happens. https://t.co/O2w4QxtUqq— Paul Griffin (@PGriffinFC) September 7, 2022
AINT NO WAY CLINT SAID THAT WITH HIS CHEST https://t.co/HTlJUykHzz— Moss (@MossSiso) September 7, 2022
That prompted an eruption of noise from Henry, who said, "Shall I leave now, WHAT?!" in disbelief.
Jamie Carragher was also laughing but Dempsey was being totally serious with his point regarding the 2019 Champions League finalists.
"Conte’s a winner. Maybe he doesn’t have a great record in the Champions League, but I think it’s them," the former United States international continued.
“It’s looking like they’re going from strength to strength and they’ve done well in the transfer window.”
In the same live show, Dempsey joked that he has "gotta get the snip" with his sixth child on the way and had viewers in stitches.
Clint Dempsey really went there. 😂 🤣 pic.twitter.com/pRChoi2QiD— UCL on Paramount+ ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) September 6, 2022
The 'Golazo' broadcasts are highly entertaining but what we need for the ultimate experience is for Dempsey to be on the same show as Micah Richards.
The former Manchester City and England international is always on top form and earlier this year he revealed Dempsey was once told him, 'You don't know where I'm from dawg!" when they clashed on the pitch.