Barcelona forward Lionel Messi admitted that he admired forward Thierry Henry and was even afraid to look him in the eye at the first meeting.
According to him, in 2007, when Henri moved from Arsenal in London to Barcelona, on the first day when the French player entered the dressing room, Messi did not dare to look him in the eye.
He said that he admired the already established footballer Henri and knew everything that he did in England. Messi said that he was struck by the ease of play of the Frenchman, who realized the moments naturally and seemingly without effort, writes the Daily Mail with reference to L’equipe.
On March 30, Messi announced that the Catalan football club “Barcelona” has reduced the salary of its players by 70% due to the spread of the coronavirus in the world.
Earlier, on March 22, four Barcelona captains supported the idea of club President Josep Bartomeu to reduce the salaries of players, so that the available funds would be enough to pay the rest of the club’s employees.