Thierry Henry was almost in tears when he praised Paolo Maldini for saying ‘you scared me’.
Thierry Henry admitted to Paolo Maldini that he was scared to play against him in a warm exchange between the two legends.
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Arsenal and France hero Henry Maldini was a bit surprised when he spoke about the 1998 World Cup game.
France went scoreless in 120 minutes and met Italy in the quarter-finals with Les Bleus on penalties.
“What I want to tell you is very important and I’ve never had a chance to say it,” Henry said. “We played against each other in ’98 and I’m not talking about the game because it’s not important because I respect you so much for that.
“When I realized I was coming on and playing on the right, I was suddenly scared of what you stand for. You were a defender, to me you epitomized what defense is all about.
“If possible, the man is better than the player. It is an honor to be with you tonight.
“I think you’re humble because you brought a winning mentality to Milan, so I’m glad to see you there.
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“I just wanted to tell you that you scared me.”
Maldini, who spent his entire career at Milan and now serves as the club’s technical director, returned the praise.
Maldini replied: “Thank you. Let me tell you that I was not happy to see you playing next to me.
“We were both scared.”
Maldini then signed off and told Henry, host Kate Abdo, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards that he enjoyed their show.
He was applauded by the former players, who were clearly hearing praise from a player of Maldini’s calibre.
Henry even burst into tears in front of her.
“We are not talking about anyone. This is Maldini. Look how beautiful she looks in anything she wears. He is beautiful, he can play football, he is a great person and he played in the club … and he loves us.
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