A former Arsenal player and France captain Thierry Henry, has admitted that former Nigerian defender and Monaco back Taribo West, is the toughest player he has faced in his career.
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Having scored more international goals than any other player in France’s football history Henry didn’t deny praise and recognition to whom it was due. He made this revelation that Taribo West is the toughest defender he ever faced while answering quick-fire questions on CBS Sports’ In The Mixer, during Tuesday night’s Champions League analysis.
When asked the toughest player he has faced, the Frenchman replied: “Toughest as in direct opponent? Or just a guy you hated to play against?”
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The 44-year-old was asked to name both. And he replied: “Paul Scholes. “For direct opponent, I would go back in the days and say Taribo West.
“Because (at Auxerre), they did man-marking. He followed you everywhere, even in the dressing room.” When Henry was asked which player he enjoyed playing alongside, he replied: “Dennis Bergkamp”.