Thierry Henry: I lied – throughout my career I was in depression

Former Arsenal and France forward says the ‘aura’ of his father played its part in his mental health troubles as a child
Henry was “was crying almost every day for no reason”
Henry was “was crying almost every day for no reason”

Thierry Henry has opened up on his struggles with depression during his playing career and linked his issues to a traumatic childhood when his performances were criticised by his father.

Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer said that on one occasion he scored all six goals in a match for his junior side but his father, Antoine, was still not satisfied. He was able to reflect during the Covid-19 lockdown in Montreal in 2020, when he said that he cried every day.

Henry, 46, helped France lift the 1998 World Cup and now coaches the Under-21 side. “Throughout my career, and since I was born, I must have been in depression,” Henry told The Diary of a CEO podcast. “Did I know it? No. Did I do