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08th Jul 2018

Olivier Giroud sends message to Thierry Henry before World Cup semi-final against Belgium

Henry has found himself in a win-win situation

Reuben Pinder

Thierry Henry has found himself in somewhat of a moral dilemma

The Arsenal and France legend is rightly considered one of the greatest forwards of his generation, but on Tuesday night he will be coming up against his native country with Belgium.

Thierry Henry is currently working as Roberto Martínez’s assistant manager with Belgium, who will play France in a World Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.

France’s attack is spearheaded by Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, who firmly warned Henry that he’ll “be happy to show Thierry Henry that he chose the wrong camp.”

Giroud made the tongue-in-cheek jibe at Henry with a cheeky smile in his latest press conference in Russia, while speaking to a French journalist.

Henry will undoubtedly remain professional and do everything in his power to ensure that Belgium make it to the first World Cup in their history, but he has found himself in a win-win situation.

Romelu Lukaku could not be in better hands than Henry, who was one of the best finishers of his generation. But he will be up against a very solid defensive wall that comprises Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umiti and Lucas Hernnadez.