​Arsenal legend Thierry Henry went on Jamie Carragher in his podcast The Greatest Game where he discussed his dream five-a-side team which surprisingly did not include Argentinean maestro Lionel Messi.


The Frenchman played alongside Messi at ​FC Barcelona but opted more two other former Blaugrana players instead.


"I would say Pele, [Diego] Maradona, [Johan] Cruyff, [Franz] Beckenbauer... Michael Laudrup should be there," Henry told Jamie Carragher in his podcast The Greatest Game, as reported by ​Marca.


He continued, "I never understood [Laudrup]. He was very underrated. When you talk about caviar football, his name should be there."



Thierry Henry first appeared at Camp Nou as Barcelona player in 2007. Two years later, the famous Frenchman won the Champions League title under Josep Guardiola but was then sold to NY Red Bulls at the age of 33. In 80 appearances for Blaugrana, Henry scored 35 goals.


"At Barcelona, everyone knew this man [Messi] is special," Henry said recently and he went on to conclude, "If he did something, we knew we must help him, ambitions aside. And that helped us as well."


Barcelona, meanwhile, will be looking to get back to winning ways after a disappointing week of abysmal performances and results. They will ​host Celta Vigo at Camp Nou in ​La Liga on Friday night.