The 2021-2022 Champions League has entered the round of 16. Of the 16 teams, the legend of the French National Team (Timnas) and Arsenal, Thierry Henry has four heroes who he considers a great opportunity to become champions.
Of course, there are strong reasons why Henry favors the four club names that will be described in this article. One of them is that their performance in the 2021-2022 season is quite promising.
For me, (who have a chance to win the Champions League 2021-2022) Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Bayern Munich. I can’t see they can’t win it,” Henry said, quoted by Sportskeeda.
Then you play the team in the final in one game. But it will be my choice (regarding who is champion in the final,” added Henry.
Here are 4 Candidates for Champions League 2021-2022 version of Thierry Henry, quoting from Sportskeeda:
4. Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich is undeniably the biggest force to appear in the Champions League this season. Its greatness is no longer in doubt because it contains a number of star players.
However, in the first leg of the last 16 against RB Salzburg, Bayern were able to be held 1-1 by the Austrian team. Of course it’s a danger signal for Bayern because they could have been eliminated sooner.
3. Manchester City
Man City started the first leg of the 2021-2022 Champions League last 16 very sweetly. How not, they were able to bulldoze Sporting Lisbon with a landslide score of 5-0.
With that advantage, it is not impossible that Man City will qualify for the quarter-finals, which means that one hero Henry has a closer chance of becoming the champion. In terms of the game itself, Josep Guardiola’s squad is in their best performance,
Even in the 2021-2022 Premier League, Man City was not overtaken in the first place because they were up to nine points ahead of Liverpool, who was in second place.
Liverpool is currently competing with Man City in the 2021-2022 Premier League. In terms of performance, Jurgen Klopp’s squad is actually in good condition.
It was proven that the Reds were able to beat Inter Milan 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 2021-2022. Being able to beat one of the strongest teams in the Italian League at this time is clearly proof of how great Liverpool are at this moment.
Chelsea will meet LOSC Lille in the last 16 of the 2021-2022 Champions League. On paper, the Blues should have won over the French club.
Moreover, currently Thomas Tuchel’s troops are in a good mood after winning the 2021 Club World Cup after beating Palmeiras in the final. With that spirit, Chelsea is believed by Henry to be able to lift the 2021-2022 Champions League trophy.
After all, Henry is aware that Chelsea is indeed the defending champion. With a squad that is not much different, even stronger with the presence of a number of players like Romelu Lukaku, then the Blues are Henry’s strongest hero to be able to win the Big Ear trophy.