Monday, 4 May 2009

Medical: Henry out for Chelsea game

Catalan sports paper Sport claims that Barcelona player Thierry Henry (31) will not be available for the second game of the Champions League tie with Chelsea on Wednesday.

Henry's knee would have been hit during the first half of Saturday's league game against Real Madrid. The Frenchman would be out for the next two weeks.

Madrid sports tabloid Marca meanwhile claims, based upon club sources, that Henry will certainly travel to England with the squad tomorrow. The medical and technical staff are monitoring his situation and will decide later if he's able to play, something that cannot yet be excluded at this moment.

28 comments:

Guus Hiddink said...

Noooo! :-(

Knives Out said...

This is really terrible news for us.
I really, REALLY hope it is some kind of a mindgame.

If not, I guess we should play keita or busquets and move up iniesta.. but without height now we're going to have a very tough match!

ekar said...

I dont think this is true....yet.
nothing on the official site.

groga said...

I don't really mind, I think Iniesta is actually better suited for this game on the left and with Keita or Busquets we'll have more power in midfield. Henry will be fit for the final against Man United (if we get there!).

barca4life said...

I heard Henry was gonna miss the Madrid game too, so i'm not gonna believe it just yet. Actually i was thinking that we may consider playing with yaya and keita in the midfield and iniesta on the left. I guess we may not have a choice now.

JR said...

as groga said, it's no disaster because I also thought we maybe could do with Keita in midfield.

But it's bad news if true nonetheless though, because it's one player less we can start/bring on in the second half and Henry could have been very important when chasing a goal.

Anonymous said...

i hope this is not true..we're gonna need Henry on Wednesday.

moy said...

bad bad news for us....we may see iniesra playing in henry's position in this case....hope kieta does the job in the midfield for us

Kxevin said...

That's more damaging than the back line news. I thought that the Ramos foul did some damage. I was surprised that he made it through the half.

We need Henry to beat Chelsea. Without him, Iniesta's gifts aside, there is no legitimate scoring threat coming at the defense from the left side. Henry also removes one of our best shooters from the offense.

Let's hope this isn't an accurate report. Henry knows how to play Prem sides in big matches. He caused real danger against Man U last season, as well.

fcbee said...

Henry was nowhere against man United last year, Kxevin, let's not re-write history... Iniesta sucked too actually, but he was played out of position and made a huge step forward over the last months in that position. Iniesta being our best shooter, that says it all: no threat coming from there anyway.

Iniesta or Henry, both options have their advantages and disadvantages. If Hiddink keeps the Camp Nou tactics, I'd go for Iniesta, if there's more space, I'd prefer Henry. But I'm not really worried, I'm sure Pep knows how to deal with it.

noubarca said...

Did you say Henry was bad V ManU? He had more attempts than the whole Barca team. Tho the whole team underperfomed. But i hope Titi if fit enough at leat to be on the bench

voonte said...

fcbee, it's unfair to compare this season's Henry to last year. Henry has consistently been one of our best players in CL so it's very unfortunate if he'll miss the game.

Miztah Mobstah said...

i dont think this is true,its not on the official website.... yet. i think this will be the line-up:

Alves-Toure-Pique-Abidal

Xavi-Kieta-Iniesta/Gudjohnson

Messi-Eto'o-Henry/Iniesta


Gudjohnson in the midfield depending if Henry is really injured.

fcbee said...

voonte, I didn't compare anything. I just reacted to another one's observation.

Anonymous said...

stay calm or calm down... everytime someone got injured the team showed that they're are playing better without him :)

i'm sure iniesta will fill in the gap perfectly. busquets or guddi or keita will play iniesta's position.

Anonymous said...

Miztah Mobstah

are you crazy ??
its yaya touré thats playing in barca and not kolo how could he play in defence caceres is good for the job lets give him his chance

OLALEKAN said...

i dont care about what u guys say,all i know is that this will never be true,i read a news about henry not been fit for the classico,thats why i predicted iniesta on the left,now i know thats all mind game.and if its correct i think this will be a huge loose for us that can posibly affects us in that game,bcos we are talking about a player that played against this chelsea team for more than 8 years.(at least twise a year).pls we really need titi,he is the one i really on in this game.

djoef said...

"This" Chelsea? I think Chelsea has seriously changed since Henry left England, so that's not an argument. This is not Mourinho's team anymore.

jordy said...

I really hope he gets fit.we need his dept, fnishing. and..he is in great form. this is the henry we didn't dear to hope for in the beginning of the season

VV
alves pique toure (we need his strength against drogba) abidal
busquets(another tall player for the corner kicks and free kicks and a 'pelotero'), xavi iniesta
Messi eto'o henry

We need to score in the first 15 minutes, if not, it will get extremely difficult. I also fear the lack of pace when we play toure and pique as central defenders. but abidal played weak against real and caceres is too much of a risk (and not really a strong header). Let caceres play against athletic and villareal..

Anonymous said...

"Barca refute Henry injury rumours" from http://espnstar.com/football/champions-league/news/detail/item260295/Barca-refute-Henry-injury-rumours/

Thank God. Godbless BARCA! Ad majorem de gloriam!

Anonymous said...

"Barca refute Henry injury rumours" from http://espnstar.com/football/champions-league/news/detail/item260295/Barca-refute-Henry-injury-rumours/

Thank God. Godbless BARCA! Ad majorem de gloriam!

Anonymous said...

read this

koko=barca said...

Hey Pepe you need a update number 2 :))

Miztah Mobstah said...

Anonymous
Toure would be good in Defense,because he is a good defensive midfielder. I cant see Drogba getting through him and Pique. Carceres and Pique would be an inexperienced CB duo. to run Caceres in a big game like this would be a little too risky, unless we put Abidal in the center and Caceres on the LB.

barcacanada said...

hope it's just a news tactic ;)

Knives Out said...

There are some contrasting news.. there is a blog post which claims that Henry might even take part in the match on wednesday - http://tweet.papermashup.com/deliver.php?tw=barcafans&id=http://www.teamtalk.com/football/story/0,16368,2483_5277962,00.html

barcaaaaa said...

Oh man... NO!

I hope it just a rumours

Ba-Beka said...

Even if Messi miss the match , Barca is going to humiliate Chelsea at Stamford bridge .
Chelsea have no solutions how to stop Iniesta , Xavi , Eto and whoever plays .
Henry is going to play , nothing demanded that in Official Barcelona web site , after the match and till today since they played Real Madrid. The missing players are Milito , Puyol and Marques on the central defense .
http://www.fcbarcelona.com/web/english/noticies/futbol/temporada08-09/05/n090504104842.html - This is the article who demand this news on Sport, they are looking for options in defense and they didn't mention Henry as a potential Miss in the Chelsea clash day after tomorrow .
I took of that day from my work , coz i work 7am to 3pm , the match start at 2:45 (East Coast USA TIME) , im leaving my work at 1pm , two hour bfore the game .

Hope they win the match , Hope GOD help Barcelona do not fail the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and goes to some stupid team like Chelsea or Manutd

Bbye

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