Former France International, Thierry Henry has opened up on how he felt when he was deployed to the left side of the attack during his days with Spanish giant, Barcelona.

The Arsenal legend ended a trophy-laden eight-year spell at Arsenal to join Spanish giants Barcelona for a reported transfer fee of £16.1million.

Signing for the Catalans one year after losing out to Barca in the 2006 Champions League final in Paris, the striker was an important player at the start of Pep Guardiola’s golden reign at the club – Frank Rijkaard was in charge when he initially joined.

Speaking on the CBS Champions League show on Tuesday, the French man was asked about Mbappé’s future and reaction to not being played in his preferred position in PSG.

Mbappe speaking after an international game in September said “What they ask of me here is different. Here, I have much more freedom than at PSG.

“The coach knows that there is a ‘9’, like Giroud, and so I can move and go to space. In Paris it is different, they ask me to play pivot, although I enjoy everywhere.” He concluded.

Henry who is Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer, scored 49 goals in 121 appearances for Barcelona in three seasons. Reacting to Mbappé’s comment, he said ; “Nobody likes to be exposed to what they are not good at. He doesn’t like it, that’s all.

Guardiola and Henry

“But there’s something bigger than everything else: the club. I didn’t like playing on the side at Barça, but I had to do it.”

“In the end, there is only one rule, if the coach asks you to do something, you do it for the good of the team. And the team win. If the team was losing, I would have understood the debate.”