Cherki, Henry has never seen this


By: Manu Tournoux

Thierry Henry was full of praise for the technical qualities of Rayan Cherki.

With the packages of Georginio Rutter (Leeds) and Joris Chotard (Montpellier) for the gathering this March with the France Espoirs team, which will face the Ivory Coast and the United States in friendly matches, on 22 and 25 March, Thierry Henry decided to call in Rayan Cherki as reinforcement.

During a press conference this Monday, the Espoirs coach praised the technical qualities of the 20-year-old Lyon attacking midfielder.We don't talk about the quality of the player. Because I don't think that, in history, I have seen a player who knew how to dribble like him, at the speed where he dribbles, right foot left foot, underlined the 98 world champion. I have seen players dribble well with the right, dribble well with the left. But both? Rarely seen…”

“Who doesn’t like to see a football player like that? »

Although under the spell of Cherki's talent, “Titi” expects more from him, particularly in terms of consistency and regularity. “But in modern football you have to be consistent, Henry reminded. I remember these thunderous beginnings and at the moment, it is not starting in Lyon. It means what it means. It is not easy. I repeat it and I told him, everyone loves Rayan Cherki, when he is good. Who doesn't like to see a football player like that? But you have to be consistent. »

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