Thierry Henry is happy to share his Premier League single-season assist record with Kevin De Bruyne, heaping praise on the Belgian after his 2-goal, 1-assist Championship Sunday gave him 20 assists in the 2019-20 campaign.
It means even more to Henry, the current Montreal Impact coach, given the French legend coach KDB while an assist to Roberto Martinez on the Belgium national team.
“He’s an amazing player, it’s just stupid what we are witnessing, and I hope people in football do realize that the boy is just not normal,” Henry declared.
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Henry said that De Bruyne foreshadowed his name standing next to his.
“In the Belgium national team we used to joke about the assists record and I always used to say: ‘You were not far this year,’ and he would always say: ‘I’ll get you one day’.”
De Bruyne scored 13 times with 20 assists this season, adding two goals and three assists in other competitions.
Henry’s 2002-03 campaign saw the Arsenal hero score 24 times to go with his 20 assists, and his Champions League numbers were nuts, too: Seven goals and three assists in 12 outings.
No wonder he’s not too bothered about sharing the record; Thierry’s 2002-03 season at Arsenal was out of this world.Follow @NicholasMendola