Henry begins a new chapter with an Italian club and reveals the reason behind his departure from Juventus

 Henry begins a new chapter with an Italian club and reveals the reason behind his departure from Juventus

The French, Thierry Henry, the former Barcelona and Arsenal star, revealed his aspirations with the Italian club Como, as well as the reasons that led him to leave the ranks of Juventus, in the early 2000s.

French football icon Henry was introduced by Serie B club at a press conference in the lakeside town of Como and appeared alongside former Chelsea chief executive and captain Dennis Wise.

"I know the passion of Italians for football, and I did not hesitate when I had this opportunity to start a new chapter in my life," Henry said, in comments reported by Football Italia.

He added: "I spoke to Cesc Fabregas and Gianluca Zambrotta, whom I played with at Barcelona. Cesc will be among the champions and will make a huge contribution, whether he starts or not."

Henry continued, "One of the goals that drove me to this experience was to invest in the Como community and create cooperation with the local population through initiatives that can be beneficial to creating job opportunities."

And the 45-year-old former star continued: "Como has a beautiful history, it is known for the beauty of the city and the lake, but we hope that it will soon become famous for football."

And about his presence in Como, he said: “I am Roberto Martinez’s assistant with Belgium, and a football analyst in France, but I will be here when I can, but at present there are many ways to communicate.”

And about his short period in Juventus, he said: “I loved the club, and I would have stayed if it were not for one person. I have great respect for Italian football. I am from the same generation of champions as Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso.”

Henry starred in the stadiums as a rare-class scorer and won several titles during his career with several clubs, including Arsenal and Barcelona, ​​Spain, and was part of the French national team alongside Zinedine Zidane, who won the 1998 World Cup.

He retired in 2015 and then coached Monaco and Montreal, Canada, before becoming a television analyst.

Como club, owned by the Indonesian tobacco giant Dajarum, is seeking to return to the Italian Serie A for the first time since 2003, after rising from the fourth division after bankruptcy in 2017 to the second, to occupy the thirteenth place last season.

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