Monday evening, Thierry Henry suffered his second defeat on the bench of the France Espoirs team, soundly beaten by South Korea (0-3) in a friendly in Le Havre. Disappointed with the performance of his players, who conceded “comic” goals, the Arsenal legend made it known after the match before responding to Michel Der Zakarian. Earlier in the day, the Montpellier coach had sharply criticized Henry's record as a coach, responding to his outing about boredom in Ligue 1.
“I do not agree with Thierry Henry. Where did he train? What did he do in Monaco? It was three months and it cleared. The guy works for the FFF and criticizes French football. It’s bullshit, said the MHSC coach, interviewed by Midi-Libre. It's easy to denigrate the championship when you are coach of the France Espoirs team. He won twice 4-0 but against whom? He didn't beat anyone. If he wins 5-0 against Spain or Italy and I will say bravo.”
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Called to react in the post-match conference at the Océane stadium, the Bleuets coach did not wish to continue the pass of arms.
“I know that some journalists like to speak for certain people but if you were at the press conference (where he spoke about the level of Ligue 1), I didn't attack anyone. Quite simply,” Henry commented briefly. A way of closing the incident between the two men.