Friday, December 2, 2022

Why is Thierry Henry on the Belgium bench?

If Thierry Henry will always remain a supporter of the Blues, the top scorer of the France team will do everything to help the selection of the Red Devils in this World Cup. Assistant coach between 2016 and 2018, he had done an interim time for Euro 2021 to help Roberto Martinez. While he was supposed to stay there, he finally remained the assistant coach of Belgium and will normally complete his mission after the World Cup.

Asked about the difficulty of coaching and being an assistant at the Prime Video microphone, Thierry Henry explained that it was above all difficult to keep players permanently involved. “The psychological aspect comes first to manage a selection? Yes, a lot. There is the physical aspect of course as Deschamps said when talking about the players who came to the selection, and who do not play too much in a club, it allows them to grow. Then there is the mental aspect which is really difficult, he continued. We do not talk enough about players who do not play in a big competition. It is not easy to manage ” I can tell you. As an assistant (with the Belgian selection, editor’s note), managing guys who haven’t played the day before. They don’t feel like they’re participating. It’s not always obvious to keep them involved. Even if it can be quite logical. It can be a World Cup or a Euro, it’s not easy the day after a match.”

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