Legends of the Premier League Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher were recently asked which player they would support to score a penalty if their life depended on it. Each of them chose a different guy.
The question was posed to the two individuals. They were serving as pundits for CBS Sports. It was a part of the segment known as “Quickfire.” Henry was the first to respond. He spent his time thinking about how to respond.
What did Thierry Henry say?
After considerable consideration and with a little help from Carragher and host Kate Abdo, the record goalscorer for Arsenal responded as follows:
“Wow… I lost out on a lot, but if I had to choose, I’d go with myself.”
According to Transfermarkt, the French legend was successful with 28 of the 36 penalties he attempted. These include 23 of the 25 attempts he made in the Premier League. However, he was unsuccessful with five of the six penalty penalties he attempted in the Champions League.
In the meanwhile, Carragher, a former defender for both Liverpool and England, quickly replied by voicing his support for Ronaldo Koeman. He was an idol in both the Netherlands and Barcelona.
The former manager of Barcelona was often regarded as an expert in dead-ball situations. According to Transfermarkt, he was successful with an astonishing 104 of 106 penalty kicks during his career, missing just six in the process.
Micah Richards, a former fullback for Manchester City, was also questioned about the position. James Ward-Prowse, the captain of Southampton, was the one to reach for him. In his career, he has converted 15 of the 19 penalties he has faced.
Henry forewarned Carragher and the other experts about the potential for turmoil in the Champions League final
As a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the location of the final match of the Champions League between Liverpool and Real Madrid was moved from Russia to the Stade de France in Paris. Despite this, however, hundreds of Reds supporters were unable to enter the stadium in time. The start was delayed by 36 minutes.
Since the events that led to the difficulties, other stories that are at odds with one another have surfaced. The UEFA has placed the blame on counterfeit tickets. Some people claim that the French police were too aggressive with British fans.
The national stadium of France has played host to several significant events in the past, notably the championship game of Euro 2016. However, the final of this year’s Champions League was mostly seen as a catastrophe. The authorities may count themselves fortunate that no one was badly injured.
Since then, an ominous video of Henry is shown warning that the region where the Stade de France is located in an entirely other portion of the French metropolis.
According to Give Me Sport, the Premier League Hall of Famer made the following statement on CBS Sports:
“Take caution, the stadium is not in Paris. It is in Saint-Denis. It is close to Paris, believe me when I say that you do not want to be in Saint-Denis. Believe me, it’s not even close to being on par with Paris.”