“It’s not easy”, Thierry Henry confides in the difficulties of the coach’s profession

Thierry Henry spoke of the difficulties he encounters in his job as assistant coach with Belgium. The psychological aspect would be essential.

Present at the Louis-II stadium in Monaco to analyze the match between the local team and Olympique de Marseille, Thierry Henry commented the interview with Didier Deschamps given to Premium Video.

Hard to manage a group for Henry

The psychological aspect comes first to manage a selection? Yes, a lotsaid the former Arsenal striker. 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. »

Thierry Henry will soon join the Belgian selection for the final preparation for the 2022 World Cup. Roberto Martinez, he knows very well the problems encountered by coaches during major meetings.

Then there is the mental aspect which is really difficulthe continued. We don’t talk enough about players who don’t play in a major competition. It’s not easy to manage. I can tell you. As an assistant (with the Belgian selection, editor’s note), managing guys who didn’t play the day before. They don’t feel like they’re participating. It’s not always easy to keep them involved. Although that might be quite logical. It can be a World Cup or a Euro, it’s not easy the day after a match. »

Known for his outspokenness, Thierry Henry does not hesitate to dot the i’s with Romelu Lukaku’s teammates during major competitions.

You have to try to talk, to help and from time to time to tell certain truths in order to be able to move forwardsaid the French technician. It is not easy for a coach in major competitions. I see him alongside Roberto Martinez. We must make do. There are results to be had. You have to win and go as far as possible “.


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