Most Underrated: Thierry Henry names ‘the most underrated player in existence’

Most Underrated: Thierry Henry names ‘the most underrated player in existence’

Thierry Henry has named Atletico Madrid and France forward Antoine Griezmann as ‘by far the most underrated player in existence’.

Griezmann has already cemented his place as Atletico’s all-time top scorer with 176 goals, whilst at international level, the 32-year-old played a key role in France’s World Cup success in 2018.

But Henry believes the versatile forward has never received the credit he deserves during his career.

‘We must not forget Griezmann, who reminds us that hard work is a talent,’ Henry told Le Parisien.

‘We often talk about Kylian, so much so that I am even in favour of abusing him. But Griezmann… look at his passes and his goals.

‘Tell me who in history could play all four offensive positions like him? There aren’t many… Grizou is one of them!’

Griezmann reported for international duty with France this week, however, he will play no part in the friendlies against Germany and Chile due to an ankle injury, which means his record run of playing 84 consecutive games for Les Bleus is now over.

France head coach Didier Deschamps said Griezmann is ‘not irreplaceable but essential’ ahead of his side’s Euro 2024 campaign this summer.

‘With Antoine’s qualities we’re not going to find a player who has his characteristics,’ Deschamps said.

‘A replacement position for position is very, very, very difficult to find. We will arrange things differently.’

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