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Struggling Henry slips down the pecking order
According to a poll on Facebook, strikers Nicolas Anelka and Karim Benzema are favourites to be in France’s 23-man squad for Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria.
95.8 per cent of the Facebook addicts who drew their own list think Anelka should be included, 95.7 believe Benzema also has to be in the squad for June’s tournament.
Thierry Henry only comes in third with 94.3 per cent.
OK, there’s not much of a difference but a few months ago the Barcelona striker would have easily topped the charts.
Since he left Arsenal, Henry has made excuses for his poor form: he’s too far from his daughter since his divorce and he has been asked to play on the left flank.
In Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg with Manchester United, he came on as a substitute but made little impression as Barca bowed out.
What do you think of the Henry conundrum?
Julien Pretot, Paris
PHOTO: Barcelona’s Henry reacts during the Champions League semi-final second leg match against Manchester United at Old Trafford, April 29 REUTERS/Albert Gea