Former Arsenal and France captain, Thierry Henry has admitted that ex-Nigeria defender, Taribo West is the toughest player he has faced in his career.
Henry revealed this while answering quick-fire questions on CBS Sports’ In The Mixer, during Tuesday night’s Champions League analysis.
When asked the toughest player he has faced, the Frenchman replied: “Toughest as in direct opponent? Or just a guy you hated to play against?”
The 44-year-old was asked to name both. And he replied: “Paul Scholes.
“For direct opponent, I would go back in the days and say Taribo West.
“Because (at Auxerre), they did man-marking. He followed you everywhere, even in the dressing room.”
When Henry was asked which player he enjoyed playing alongside, he replied:
Henry came up against West while he played for Monaco.