Barcelona strike ace Thierry Henry has explained some of the reasons he wants to finish his career in America: NBA basketball and more public anonymity.
The France superstar will look forward to the chance to see friend Tony Parker play in person on a regular basis, but it is the full stateside experience that he is really after.
“Since I was young, I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted live there,” Henry told Sports Illustrated. “Some players want to finish their careers in Australia, the Middle East or back at the club where they started – for me, it’s America.”
“I don’t know when it’s going to happen, I just know I’ve been wanting to do this since I was young.”
“I always go to America when I have down time because I can just chill,” he explained. “When I go to New York, L.A., Miami, it’s still okay.”
“There are always some people who recognize me, who know their soccer, but I can go to the movies any time and have a popcorn and a Pepsi and just sit down and that’s it – when I’m there, I feel relaxed and comfortable.”