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Thierry Henry posts a tweet slamming journalists for quotes comparing Neymar to Messi

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Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry has called out journalists for running quotes about Neymar being in Leo Messi's shadow.

The skilful Brazilian forward left Barcelona for PSG in a record-breaking €222m deal over the summer.

Meanwhile, Messi continues to thrive in Catalonia and the 30-year-old Argentine finally broke his duck against Chelsea in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

He had previously gone 730 minutes without a goal against Chelsea, a run stretching back to 2006.

"I just feel that in his own eyes and his own vision, the game just slows down for him," said former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport.

"He [Messi] plays in slow-mo because it comes to him so easy and so naturally.

"Everyone’s so fast, erratic when it comes into the box but Messi just goes ‘right, the ball’s coming in, the goalkeeper’s going to go that way so I’ll go that way'. Puts it in and makes [Thibaut] Courtois look silly with a great finish."

Henry's 'advice' for Neymar

Spanish publication Sport ran the following quotes by Henry and claimed the former Arsenal striker said them during the Champions League action on Tuesday night.


The quotes by Henry were subsequently picked up by numerous other news outlets.

"I don't know if Neymar left Barcelona to get out of Messi's shadow," Henry professed, as per Sport.

"What is true is that all players are in Messi's shadow, and if Neymar doesn't want to be, he should change sport."

Thierry Henry calls out journalists on Twitter

The 40-year-old Frenchman took to social media on Wednesday afternoon to respond to the falsified quotes.

"Some journalists should relax," Henry tweeted.

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"When they asked me last year if @neymarjr left @fcbarcelona because he was in #messi's shadow, I simply explained 1) I have no idea why he left, 2) that EVERY player on the planet is in #leomessi's shadow, 3) By that rationale the whole team should stop! 4) Maybe that's why I stopped (Joke ha ha ha ha.)

"Seemingly, lost on some..."

Henry was well within his rights to tell the journalists to "relax".

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