‘He couldn’t back it up’ – Henry, Carragher and Richards can’t agree on the biggest trash talker in football
THIERRY HENRY, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards can’t agree on the biggest trash talker in football.
The trio of Premier League legends are part of CBS’ star-studded punditry team for coverage of the Champions League.
After keeping a watchful eye over Wednesday’s fixtures, which saw RB Leipzig play Manchester City and Inter Milan take on Porto, Henry and Co got onto the topic of on-pitch trash-talking.
The threesome all named their pick, but were unable to agree on who was the worst of the bunch.
Ex-Man City ace Richards called out USA and Fulham great Clint Dempsey, while Carragher opted for Prem journeyman Craig Bellamy.
Henry, however, said Robbie Savage was the biggest trash talker he came across in his
Savage had a reputation for clashing with other players, managers and referees.
And Henry went in two-footed on Savage, saying the former Blackburn and Derby ace couldn’t back up his chat.
Henry said: “I would say he shouldn’t have done it but it was Robbie Savage.
“You were just like ‘please carry on talking’ because we were going to you know (win).
“I like it, wind me up, but you won’t be able to match it after so stop talking.
“When you talk like that normally, no disrespect to Robbie, but when you talk like that you have to back it up.”
Pundit Richards pushed Henry further, asking: “So you are saying he couldn’t back it up?”
Henry doubled down: “Every time we played. Not often.”
Savage played against Henry 13 times in the Prem, and failed to score or assist.
He was on the losing team ten times, while drawing two and winning just once.
He also picked up three yellow cards for his troubles.
Arsenal icon Henry, meanwhile, won ten of the 13 meetings and scored a whopping 11 goals and picked up six assists.