The fact that Thierry Henry, who is the all-time leading scorer for France, is now plotting how to bring their team to a downfall is bizarre, says coach and former teammate Didier Deschamps.
France will be going up against Belgium in the semi-final stage of the World Cup on Tuesday, and it is a rather curious situation – Henry, on one side, one of best of all time for France, and Deschamps, his former teammate, on the other side.
“It’s bizarre because he’s French and will be on the opponent’s bench,” Deschamps said, according to the Irish Times.
“But he is someone I really appreciate, I’m happy for him,” the coach went on to add.
Henry is currently assistant to Belgium’s head coach, Roberto Martinez.
His support so far has not been left unnoticed, as Toby Alderweireld himself claimed he is a very helpful person to have on the team.
“Thierry Henry is really important for us. He tells us stories from his playing days and they inspire us. If he says something, it is always turns out to be something helpful. His presence, his World Cup experience, it is all a very positive influence.”