July 13, 2014; Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL; Germany midfielder Thomas Muller (13) celebrates with the world cup trophy after the championship match of the 2014 World Cup against the Argentina at Maracana Stadium. Germany won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

Thierry Henry young players should look up to Thomas Muller rather than Messi, Ronaldo

When young kids dream or playing soccer on the grandest stage, they often think of superstars like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, who now plays for the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer, sees a different player as a potential model for young soccer players.

Germany and Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller.

“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game,” said Henry, via Fox Sports. “The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at (Franck) Ribery, look at Muller.’ What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks. Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller.

“What he did at the World Cup, people don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he’ll finish.
“He doesn’t do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do.”

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