EPL: Thierry Henry fires back at De Bruyne

Thierry Henry has replied Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, who said he was coming for his Premier League assists record.

De Bruyne is currently on 16 assists, with English football on hold because of COVID-19.

Speaking with The Athletic last week, the Belgian said: “To be honest, I feel like I’m on 17 – I know they took one away from me at Arsenal. I don’t know why they did it, I still don’t understand it.

“I always joked with Henry in the national team, even at Vincent Kompany’s testimonial this year. I saw him and said “I’m coming for you this year”.

“To have 16 assists is really nice and speaks really well for a creative player. But if it doesn’t happen we still go on.

“When you get something it fills you with pride because I had it in Germany and it’s nice to see you broke some records.”

Henry scored 24 goals and provided 20 assists in the Premier League in 2002/03 and says De Bruyne must match that.

“When you see Kevin [De Bruyne]… because the other day he told me that he’s willing and trying to provide more than 20 assists,” Henry told PUMA Football.

“He has 16 already, right? Yeah that’s right, 16, and the record in a season is 20. And I hold the record.

“So he said the other day that he wants to beat it. But I told him that with those 20 assists, you will have to score 24 goals as well! Not only assists!”

Oreva Benedict

Oreva Benedict holds a degree in English Language and Literary Studies. He is a Nigerian who loves to read, has a picky taste in food and hang out with regular folks.

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