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Thierry Henry quotes on football, games, sports, life, struggle, fitness, focus, etc.

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Quick Facts

Famous As: Former French Footballer

Born On: August 17, 1977

Born In: Les Ulis, Essonne, France

One of the most successful French footballers of all times, Thierry Henry currently manages the French football club Monaco. Born and raised in a suburb of Paris, Thierry was initially not enchanted with the game. But the good football facilities in his locality prompted him to join club at a young age. He was unstoppable from his teenage years itself and climbed the ladder to success and ended up in an Italian Club Juventus. But it was during his time at Arsenal that he became an all-time football legend. With 228 goals to his credits, Thierry is the all-time best goal scorer for the English club and has won several individual honours due to his incredible career as a striker. His quotes on football, games, sports, life, struggle, fitness and focus have been inspiring to his large fan-base across the globe. We have compiled a list of his best quotes taken from his interviews, commentaries and speeches.

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People always see the goals, and for me, strikers are not only about scoring goals.

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So few people recognize me, I can do what anyone does.

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I've followed the NBA religiously since I was a kid, and now because of my boy Tony Parker, I'm a huge Spurs fan.

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I am always honest, and I am not the sort of player to say, 'Oh, I love Arsenal' and then sign for someone else. I think if I was unhappy, I would say that, but I'm not. I do love Arsenal.

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I'm obsessed by the idea of making my mark on history. And Arsenal is my paradise.

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To say that my dad pushed me is an understatement. I was never naturally drawn to football.

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I don't like to plan anything.

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That is something that I always want to do when I arrive somewhere is to know about the culture of the country, about the club and make sure I know what it takes to wear the jersey.

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My dad always taught me to never be satisfied, to want more and know that what is done is done.

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I only deal in what is real. To be honest, I've never thought about what I could get out of football or where it would take me. I just wanted to play. I'm the same now.

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And I don't really like golf. I know a lot of English footballers play, but I know that if I go with the club to play, sooner or later I will end up trying to smash the ball with my foot.

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And I don't watch cricket. How can you like a game that requires you to take four days off work to follow a Test?

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No, because retiring is stopping. If I wanted to stop, I would have stopped.

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At the beginning, you are 20 and you can just imagine... don't get me wrong, but having money. Then you realise that it's not only about you and what you are doing but that you have to give back.

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I have to say that when I was young, when any politician was talking I wasn't even interested. Maybe they were saying some nice stuff, but then if you put Michael Jordan on TV, I was interested!

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Politicians are there to try to deal with stuff, but sometimes it's both fortunate and unfortunate that people like us have more... not involvement, but more power in the stuff that we say.

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In football you always get judged on your last game. Whoever you are, or how amazing you are, it's the last game that everyone has seen.

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I always think about what I missed, and I think that was my driving force - never be satisfied with what I've done.

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That's the way I've been educated: I always think about what I missed and the things that you did, you did them, so you don't have to think about them any more.

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So when I go home, sometimes, even when I had an amazing game, I always think about what I missed.

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It's difficult to talk about Pele because I didn't see him.

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So many people say that obviously my game has changed since I arrived here and I say that it's good that it changed, otherwise it would show a lack of intelligence.

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Sometimes in football you have to score goals.

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But one thing you need to do in the game, is to adapt and adjust your game to what you have been asked to do and also to what your body is telling you to do.

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I may be French, but I'm playing for Arsenal.

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But, at the moment, when I step on the pitch, when I have the ball I know it's mine. It's just a feeling.

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When I was younger I was trying to do what I wanted to do, not what the game wanted me to do.

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You learn from your mistakes.

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But the moment I've got a ball at my feet, I'm happy.

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I always have a football handy at home, and I'll play with it. Sometimes it'll get on my wife's nerves. But the moment I've got a ball at my feet, I'm happy.

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At the end of the day, you either want or you don't want to know about it. It's a mercy thing - you have to give back. However you do it, you have to give something back. You have to.

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In New York it seems like there's no Monday or Saturday or Sunday. The town is always moving. The vibe is great.

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Because that's just the way it is, and don't sleep on what you did before, you know, because it can... not hurt you, but you can find yourself sleeping on something that happened in the past, but you dare to progress and there is always room for progression.

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When I was 20 or 21, I didn't... I won't say care about anything, but you're like in your own world - you made something that you always wanted to do, and then you kind of think only about your family and yourself.

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Baseball and American football and hockey are all ahead because they have a history. The MLS is kind of new. So hopefully, in time, and with players coming and trying to develop the game, and the U.S. team also doing well - at the last World Cup, they finished above England and created some buzz.

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The thing is, don't get me wrong, I still love scoring and I hate to lose but now I see myself more as making players play better. Sometime you do what you have to do and you have to perform, that is still there, but in my mind I am thinking about making the guys around me play better and that is never an easy thing to do.

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My dad always taught me to never be satisfied: to want more and know that what is done is done. That was his way of seeing the game. You've done it, now move on. People might say, 'Well, when can you enjoy it?' But it worked for me because, in the game, you need to be on your toes.

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I am a believer in passing the ball on the ground, I was lucky to be part of teams like that at Arsenal, with the French national team and with Monaco and at Barcelona. I know you can win in other ways, but I believe that is the way football should be played.

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I am more than proud to be European. I love Europe, I love France, but I have an American mentality, and I don't know why. The way I see things, the way I talk, I'm the kind of person who, if I want to say something, I will say it - sometimes in Europe, it's not always what you need to do.

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I've always loved New York; I've been visiting New York since 1996. People don't look at you like, 'What are you doing? What are you wearing?' There is also that thing that when people know that you have worked hard to get something, people have that respect for that here. You worked hard - good for you.

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To be a footballer was just a dream, and I don't believe in dreams. I only deal in what is real. To be honest, I've never thought about what I could get out of football or where it would take me. I just wanted to play. I'm the same now.

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The only thing I won't watch is darts. And I don't watch cricket. How can you like a game that requires you to take four days off work to follow a Test? And I don't really like golf. I know a lot of English footballers play, but I know that if I go with the club to play, sooner or later I will end up trying to smash the ball with my foot.

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It was tough at the time but when I was younger, my Dad. I would say my Dad, because without him I wouldn't have been here. I mean it was tough for me because he was really demanding. With him, it was never enough, you know, anything I did was never enough.

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