Greater than twenty years after the 2 legends crossed components of Europe, French World Cup winner and former Arsenal ahead Thierry Henry has but to obtain the therapy he obtained from the retired Tremendous Eagles overcome central defender Taribo West.
Taribo stays Henry’s worst nightmare, and this weekend the Frenchman confronted retired Man Roux, Taribo’s former supervisor at Auxerre, concerning the arduous tackles he obtained from the Nigerian.
Henry and Taribo confronted one another throughout their time in French Ligue 1 and Italian Serie A. The World Cup winner was with Monaco when he took on Taribo, who performed with Auxerre within the Ligue 1 was
Each gamers will cross paths once more within the Italian prime flight, with Taribo at Inter Milan and Henry at Juventus.
Whereas they might not have performed that many video games in opposition to one another, former defender Taribo-turned-pastor has left an enduring impression on the previous Barcelona ahead.
For his half, having performed for Auxerre for greater than ten years, Roux took cost of the membership as supervisor for greater than 40 years , giving them nationwide and world fame.
Roux is credited with discovering and growing prime skills within the type of Eric Cantona, Basile Boli, Djibril Cissé and Philippe Mexès.
Taribo, throughout his 4 years below the retired coach within the 90 years, he was feared by many attackers for his toughness and tenacity, as advised by Henry, who in 90 Taribo was known as the hardest opponent he ever confronted in his profession.
“I am going again in time, Taribo West,” Henry mentioned when requested concerning the participant he least favored to play in opposition to.
“As a result of they have been man-marking, he adopted you all over the place, even within the locker room.”
On Saturday, Henry met the 40-year-old Roux – who unleashed Taribo with such devastating impact – in Abbé-Deschamps, when Auxerre confronted Olympique Marseilles stood.
In line with BFM TV, Henry took the chance to jokingly ask Roux about his choice to let Taribo manipulate him.
“Why did you at all times put Taribo West on my again? You are not good,” he mentioned
In his reply, Roux advised Henry that he was not the one one who feared the Nigerian.
” He (Taribo) was at all times assigned to tackle the best gamers of the opposing workforce,” he mentioned.
“(PSGs) Raí as soon as mentioned that if he hadn’t been an amazing skilled, he would have had a sore throat each sport night time as a result of I had him handcuffed by Taribo West.”