AS Monaco drew 1-1 against OGC Nice for their Ligue 1 fixture on Wednesday evening but it was the two very recognizable figures who drew the headlines.
Two invincibles, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira met for the first time since starting off their managerial careers. Both the legendary figures played for Arsenal and were key figures in the 2003/04 squad that went the entire season unbeaten to win the Premier League.
Henry was asked to comment on the reunion and the former striker said, “Weird, really weird. When I saw him coming out of the locker room, it felt weird. We walked the steps together, we used to climb them together when we played. It was really good, a wink. But then there’s the game and you do what you have to do.
“He did what he had to do, but it felt weird. We talked, we said a few things to each other.”
Henry and Vieira embraced each other before kick-off along with sharing a few words but the former simply revealed, “We both just wished each other luck, that’s all.”
After the match, Vieira told the press, “Monaco could have won at the end. In the first half, they had two chances where we put ourselves in danger by losing the ball. But Thierry can also be happy with the draw.”
“There is still pride in having held on with 10 against 11. The players showed lots of desire, they didn’t want to lose, they doubled their efforts.”
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