3 Jun 2010

Henry dismisses reports of Domenech threat

6:35 am on 3 June 2010

Thierry Henry has dismissed reports that the France coach Raymond Domenech threatened to leave him out of the World Cup if he refused to be a substitute.

France's former captain and most prolific scorer with 51 goals in 120 matches started the first two warm-up games on the bench and is expected to do the same at the June 11-July 11 finals.

The former Arsenal star is no longer a regular starter for Barcelona and says has has no problem about losing his starting place in the French team to Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka.

Henry says over the past four months he hasn't played that much so he accepts there's a player in front of him and that's Anelka.