Thierry Henry has responded to speculation that a documentary about Arsenal ’s Invincibles similar to The Last Dance is in the works, admitting that “it would be great to have one”.
Released last year to great fanfare, The Last Dance chronicles the career of basketball icon Michael Jordan with a focus on his final season with the Chicago Bulls in the NBA.
As well as setting a new benchmark for sports docuseries, it inspired its own meme culture and became a massive social media hit.
In an interview with UMM, Henry was asked whether there was any substance to rumours that the Invincibles could get the same treatment. “You know what? That I don’t know, but it would be great to have one,” he said, laughing.
“I would like people to know how Lauren was, how Kolo Toure was, how Ray Parlour was. You see him joking and everything, but he was a hell of a player.
“All those guys were, because you do not stay unbeaten or win titles because you have the so-called flamboyant or flair players. This is why I think it would be good, to introduce some unsung heroes to everybody.
“And now we respect them because without them I couldn’t do what I was doing. You always talk about me and Dennis [Bergkamp] and Robert Pires and so on and you don’t mention Lauren. It seems like Lauren never played for us, but what a player he was.”
Henry already has some experience of the documentary process, having appeared in Nicolas Anelka’s Netflix biopic Anelka: Misunderstood .
Ahead of Euro 2016, he also presented BBC documentary Thierry Henry: My France, My Euros , a retrospective exploring the cultural impact of the European Championships.
With Euro 2020 on the horizon, Henry was also asked whether France striker Kylian Mbappe should be considered the heir to his throne with Les Bleus . “Wow. I can’t just answer that with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ because I don’t like to compare players [from] different eras,” he said.
“I think he is the king of his own kingdom. I had my time, he’s having his time, all I’m happy about is that he is French.
“He’s the king of his own kingdom and I love that about him. He’s a great player and I support him anyway.”
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