Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski has revealed how he used to look up to former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry as a kid.
The Poland international is currently regarded as one of Europe’s deadliest strikers and netted a stunning 30 goals in 32 Bundesliga games this season.
Only four players across Europe’s top five leagues managed to score more than Lewandowski this season and it is no surprise to see why he has become one of the most fearsome forwards on the continent.
The 27-year-old has now revealed how former France international, Henry, was a player he looked up to during his younger years when he used to watch the games on television.
Henry, who is still Arsenal’s record goalscorer with 228 goals across all competitions, is seen as one of the finest strikers of all time and Lewandowski has also shared the “proud” moment the ex-Gunner asked for the Bayern star’s shirt after a game.
“I watched the national team and I also remember the Champions League,” Lewandowski told Uefa.com, when talking about watching football as a kid.
“I used to fall asleep a bit in the second half of those matches as it was quite late, but I always wanted to watch until the end.
“Thierry Henry was a player I liked to watch and take inspiration from. It was a real honour more recently when he asked if he could have my shirt after a game.
“I asked if it was for someone else and he said: ‘No, it’s for me.’ That was really cool. I was watching him on TV a few years ago, now he is asking for my shirt.”
Henry played a total of 792 games across all competitions for six different clubs and netted a remarkable 360 goals in what was a glittering career.
It was undoubtedly at Arsenal where Henry enjoyed his greatest goalscoring success, netting 228 times in 376 matches under the stewardship of Arsene Wenger.
Winning two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups, one Champions League, two La Ligas and Ligue 1 is certainly an indication of the sort of career Henry had.
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