Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been hailed as ‘Albert Einstein of soccer’ by his current coach Mike Petke.
Ahead of the last home game of the season and probably even Thierry Henry’s last home game in MLS, New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke praised the ex-gunner during his weekly conference call.
“I’ve said many times about what he’s done on the field and what he can do, which is amazing, but to have a conversation with Thierry about soccer is like talking to Albert Einstein about physics,”
“It’s truly amazing, to be honest with you. I think for a long time after this, the affect of Thierry Henry is going to be felt. It’s not necessarily a great thing, because to replace someone like him if, if, this is his last year will be I don’t want to say impossible, but pretty damn near impossible.”
Mike Petke requested the fans to cherish all the memories of Henry and enjoy what could be his last home game at NYRB.
“All the conversations I’ve had with him specifically over the last month-and-a-half to talk about his experience, to talk about his time at Arsenal and Barcelona, to listen to his suggestions, to throw stuff off of him.
“It’s always been that away to an extent, but especially this year now, it’d be stupid not to utilize somebody with that experience and to have these soccer conversations with.”
“You remember, you take whatever you can from his time here and you cherish the memories, to be honest with you,” “The fans as well. Hopefully this isn’t his last year, but if it is, they should enjoy this last game and hopefully couple more playoffs games after that.”