Thierry Henry now an ‘enemy’ of France says Didier Deschamps

first_img 2 France captain Hugo Lloris played alongside Henry before the former Arsenal and Barcelona striker ended his international career in 2010, and believes it will be a tough situation for his former teammate.“I was lucky to play with him for two seasons,” said the Tottenham goalkeeper.“A huge player; a great gentleman of French football. It is a little bit peculiar but that is his career.“His heart will be split. Before anything, he is French and he left a mark on the history of Les Bleus. He has scored the most goals for France [51] and is second in caps [123].”talkSPORT will bring you live commentary of the World Cup semi-final between France and Belgium on Tuesday night, kick-off 7pm 2 Thierry Henry [right] and Didier Deschamps [second from right] lifted the World Cup together in 1998 Thierry Henry celebrates Belgium’s win over Brazil in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals Didier Deschamps says Thierry Henry is ‘now part of the enemy’ as he prepares to come up against his old teammate on the touchline in Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final between France and Belgium.Henry is France’s all-time record goalscorer and was part of the squad, alongside Deschamps, which won the World Cup on home soil in 1998. But he will be plotting his own nation’s downfall on Wednesday night, in his role as assistant manager of Belgium.And seeing his old friend and one of France’s greatest players on the opposing side will be ‘bizarre’ for Deschamps.“When you go to a club abroad and play against one from your own country, you are part of the enemy,” said the France coach.“This time, in an international match, it is much higher. He is facing his home nation.“From the time he became an assistant to Roberto Martinez [Belgium manager], he did know that can happen. It is a difficult situation – bizarre – it is not easy for him.”last_img read more