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Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 7:52am On Oct 29, 2022
In a leaked video, Samuel Eto'o was heard claiming that Nicolas Anelka was a better player than fellow Frenchman Thierry Henry.

WHAT HAPPENED? When Eto'o opens his mouth nowadays, controversy is never too far away. In his latest take, which surfaced via a leaked video posted by Footballogue, the ex-Cameroon captain compared two of French football's most well-known strikers.

WHAT HE SAID: "I think Thierry Henry was not at the level of Anelka," he controversially claimed. "Titi was good, but I knew players... I preferred other players. In any case at my level, no."


THE BIGGER PICTURE: Eto'o rarely featured during his time at Real Madrid with Anelka, spending the majority of his spell out on loan at the turn of the century. Comparatively, he spent two seasons playing alongside Henry at Barcelona.

WHAT NEXT FOR ETO'O? Given his long list of headline-grabbing comments, it surely won't be long before he steals the limelight with another interesting opinion. It will be interesting to see whether Henry or Anelka respond to the leaked video.

https://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/eto-o-anelka-better-thierry-henry-claims-arsenal-legend-not-on-his-level/bltf360d5528792e700

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Wizywiz(m): 8:17am On Oct 29, 2022
For him Cameroon mind...who Sabi anelka?

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 8:26am On Oct 29, 2022
Wizywiz:
For him Cameroon mind...who Sabi anelka?
Cameroon mind grin grin

I can’t imagine how big Eto think of himself for him to even say, Henry is not on his level.

One day e fit even say Aubameyang better pass Henry

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Wizywiz(m): 8:34am On Oct 29, 2022
OJEEMAH:
Cameroon mind grin grin

I can’t imagine how big Eto think of himself for him to even say, Henry is not on his level.

One day e fit even say Aubameyang better pass Henry
u dey mind am...he knows Henry is highly rated above him ..na Cameroon SK wey him take dey worry am

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by BannedLarge: 8:43am On Oct 29, 2022
Wizywiz:
u dey mind am...he knows Henry is highly rated above him ..na Cameroon SK wey him take dey worry am

Henry better than Etoo you just be smoking ijebu garri. Do you realize that Etoo is a 3 time champions league winner and scored at 2 finals?? Infact, it’s only Fenomeno that was better than etoo in the last 30 years

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 9:21am On Oct 29, 2022
Wizywiz:
u dey mind am...he knows Henry is highly rated above him ..na Cameroon SK wey him take dey worry am
Aswear

After playing as top 9 with some of the best at club level, Eto no touch one European Golden Boot.

In Spain, how many Pinchichi/La liga top scorer him win?

What of La liga Player of the Year?

During Arsenal unbeaten in 2003/2004, Henry topped goals and assists chart.

Henry voted PFA Player of the Year twice
Premier League Top Scorer 4 good times
Twice nominated for FIFA World Best

And him get mind say Henry no dey him level

Well, he’s right cos Henry is bigger and better

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 9:23am On Oct 29, 2022
BannedLarge:


Henry better than Etoo you just be smoking ijebu garri. Do you realize that Etoo is a 3 time champions league winner and scored at 2 finals?? Infact, it’s only Fenomeno that was better than etoo in the last 30 years
You wan go that route?

Henry na Euros and World Cup winner
2 times UCL winner too

How is Eto better?

Any European Golden Boot?
How many La liga top scorer?
How many nomination for FIFA Best him get?

Champions league na team achievement not individual……anybody fit win UCL

Pedro don win WC, Euros, UCL, La liga, EPL and other trophies…. Does that mean he’s better than Ibrahimovic?

Interms of trophies, Henry is better sef…. So Wetin u dey yan?

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by ThierryJay: 9:40am On Oct 29, 2022
BannedLarge:


Henry better than Etoo you just be smoking ijebu garri. Do you realize that Etoo is a 3 time champions league winner and scored at 2 finals?? Infact, it’s only Fenomeno that was better than etoo in the last 30 years

Henry was better than Eto'o hands down. Even that same Fenomeno did not win UCL or score in its final yet he is better than Eto.

Henry was nominated for World player & Ballon dor final 3 times and came second twice and third once. Eto was only nominated once and he came third.

Henry won:
-World cup
-Euro 2000,
-Fifa confederations Cup (where he scored against Eto's Cameroon in final and won player of tournament)
-UCL - Eto may have scored in that final but Henry was instrumental in that UCL campaign as well with 4 knockout goals.
-Henry dragged an average Arsenal side to UCL final with several scintillating displays.
-Henry's 2006 world cup campaign to the final is also notable for great performances against Brazil and Portugal.

On a personal attribute level, Henry was faster, more skillful, could pass the ball better, could score free kicks regularly, assisted more than Eto. Both have similar goal sense.

And Suarez, Lewandowski & Shevchenko are better than Eto'o. Rooney and Aguero are on his same level.

Note that Henry's prime was 2000 - 2006 while Eto's prime was 2004 - 2010. By the time Henry was playing with Eto in Barca he was already winding down his career. At Henry's prime he was generally considered arguably to be the worlds best striker vs Fenomeno.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 9:45am On Oct 29, 2022
ThierryJay:


Henry was better than Eto'o hands down. Even that same Fenomeno did not win UCL or its final yet he is better than Eto.

Henry was nominated for Ballon

Henry won:
World cup
Euro 2000,
Fifa confederations Cup (where he scored against Eto's Cameroon in final and won player of tournament)
UCL - Eto may have scored in that final but Henry was instrumental in that UCL campaign as well with 4 knockout goals.
Henry dragged an average Arsenal side to UCL final with several scintillating displays.
Henry's 2006 world cup campaign to the final is also notable.

On a personal attribute level, Henry was pacier, more skillful, could pass the ball better, could score free kicks regularly, assisted more. Both have similar goal sense.
Apt!

The bolded just reminded me of that quarter final goal against Brazil

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by ThierryJay: 9:48am On Oct 29, 2022
OJEEMAH:
Apt!

Lol you quoted too early bro. Already edited the post even more.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 9:54am On Oct 29, 2022
ThierryJay:


Lol you quoted too early bro. Already edited the post even more.
Still on point bro

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by ThierryJay: 10:15am On Oct 29, 2022
OJEEMAH:
Still on point bro


Thanks mate

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Joebayo217: 10:23am On Oct 29, 2022
BannedLarge:


Henry better than Etoo you just be smoking ijebu garri. Do you realize that Etoo is a 3 time champions league winner and scored at 2 finals?? Infact, it’s only Fenomeno that was better than etoo in the last 30 years
see as you just talk as if Henry no win any trophy make una no just try compare Henry with Eto na disrespect to Henry try find another player not Eto at all angry

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by yinkeys(m): 10:26am On Oct 29, 2022
OJEEMAH:
Cameroon mind grin grin

I can’t imagine how big Eto think of himself for him to even say, Henry is not on his level.

One day e fit even say Aubameyang better pass Henry
Recency bias is a thing
I watched both players growing up and to be honest the memories are blurry now
I’ve totally forgotten how amazing they were to judge who was better.
That’s how people say CR7 is way ahead of Ronaldinho & Ronaldo in their prime

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Joebayo217: 10:26am On Oct 29, 2022
OJEEMAH:
Aswear

After playing as top 9 with some of the best at club level, Eto no touch one European Golden Boot.

In Spain, how many Pinchichi/La liga top scorer him win?

What of La liga Player of the Year?

During Arsenal unbeaten in 2003/2004, Henry topped goals and assists chart.

Henry voted PFA Player of the Year twice
Premier League Top Scorer 4 good times
Twice nominated for FIFA World Best

And him get mind say Henry no dey him level

Well, he’s right cos Henry is bigger and better






you said it all

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Joebayo217: 10:28am On Oct 29, 2022
BannedLarge:


Henry better than Etoo you just be smoking ijebu garri. Do you realize that Etoo is a 3 time champions league winner and scored at 2 finals?? Infact, it’s only Fenomeno that was better than etoo in the last 30 years
let check individual titles won Eto no near Henry abeg try dey do research before u dey compare coz he be like say na u dey smoke ijebu garri like dis grin

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 10:33am On Oct 29, 2022
Joebayo217:
let check individual titles won Eto no near Henry abeg try dey do research before u dey compare coz he be like say na u dey smoke ijebu garri like dis grin
grin grin

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by phemmyfour: 10:43am On Oct 29, 2022
Eto is on fresh smoke

When they are envy of your achievement.....they start making unreasonable comparison

Anelka was a lazy striker...no wonder he struggled when he left Arsenal .

Thanks to Chelsea that gave him a soft landing

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by englishmart(m): 10:43am On Oct 29, 2022
If that's true, then he was a better player than the Ebonyi man, Eto'o himself.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Pilow: 10:43am On Oct 29, 2022
Everyone is good in their own way
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Spaxon(f): 10:43am On Oct 29, 2022
My own is how Buhari left this Country on Auto Pilot and went to South Korea a week ahead of an Event.


An Event that does not even concern him.

Not even a 40mins Chopper Ride to visit flood Victims in Kogi.

But Could afford a 15 hour plane ride to Korea.


Tueeh

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Brendaniel: 10:44am On Oct 29, 2022
The table Samuel Eto is shaking so, I hope he has enough stamina for it....

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Lordbinsmar: 10:45am On Oct 29, 2022
grin

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Moh247: 10:46am On Oct 29, 2022
His opinion
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Nobody: 10:46am On Oct 29, 2022
tongue

Na Matter dey bring, dey Carry matter for back...
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Mercury12(m): 10:47am On Oct 29, 2022
In PS 2. My favorite when paired with drogba cheesy
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Fuckyoumod: 10:47am On Oct 29, 2022
OJEEMAH:
You wan go that route?

Henry na Euros and World Cup winner
2 times UCL winner too

How is Eto better?

Any European Golden Boot?
How many La liga top scorer?
How many nomination for FIFA Best him get?

Champions league na team achievement not individual……anybody fit win UCL

Pedro don win WC, Euros, UCL, La liga, EPL and other trophies…. Does that mean he’s better than Ibrahimovic?

Interms of trophies, Henry is better sef…. So Wetin u dey yan?
the guy dey high on some local cheap drug.

Thiery Henry was a goal machine..

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Jorussia(m): 10:47am On Oct 29, 2022
Anelka was a very fine player in his prime,but saying he was better than Henry is an overstatement.

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