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08.11.2009 12:51

Henry: "Barca is the most important thing"


After missing out on a starting place for the last nine games, Thierry Henry was back in the line up against Mallorca and marked the occasion with a goal, but the French striker insisted to Barca TV after the game: “the most important is Barca”.

Henry had not appeared at the Nou Camp since 22nd September and after a few minutes against Rubin on Wednesday, he made his reappearance on Saturday night against Mallorca.

It hasn't been a great start to the season for Henry, who has missed a lot of games with muscle problems. His last game was at La Rosaleda on 26th September when he limped off injured. He then missed 9 games, having recovered in time to play for France in October only to again get injured before he made it back to Barcelona.

The group is the most important

2009-11-07_FCB_-_MALLORCA_005.JPGAlthough he was clearly happy at his own contribution, Henry stressed that: “the important thing is Barca - not Henry or Pedro or Messi... We have to win games and keep piling up points. If I score and that helps the group - all for the better”.

"I really wanted to score"

Henry's frustration at the start he's made to the season was clear as he kicked out in anger at the post after scoring his goal and he explained. “I really wanted to score. I really like helping the team and it's not easy when you are out of the team and you can't do anything, watching your mates playing and not being able to take part. I still need to get fit and when I play, I want to score”.

2009-11-07_FCB_-_MALLORCA_006.JPGHe'd not been on target since the win at the BBernabeu last season and he admitted: “it's true that I've not scored for a while, but to say it's been 6 months, well.... you can't count holidays or time I've been off injured, that's incredible!”.

Thanks to the physios and coaches

2009-11-07_PARTIDO_08.JPGHenry was full of praise for the back room staff who've helped him get back from his injuries: “I felt good against Mallorca, though I still noticed a niggle or two. The work that the physios and the coaches have put in isn't always appreciated by the fans, but I want to thank them publicly for the work they've done with me”.
Henry: “Barca is the most important thing“

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The pressure of playing for FC Barcelona
This is Henry's third season at the Nou Camp and he's clear what it means to play at a club like Barca: “this is Barca. You win five titles and people want six! You draw 0-0 and they want three points and a vintage performance every week. That's what this place is like and if you want to play here you have to know how to deal with that sort of pressure. Right now we are in a good position: we are top of the league, still in the Champions and playing pretty well”.

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