Henrik Larsson: “It’s a pleasure to watch Barça”

Henrik Larsson: “It’s a pleasure to watch Barça”

Speaking after FC Barcelona’s match against Manchester United in Gothenburg on Wednesday, former Barça and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson (40) admitted that it’s a pleasure to watch Barça in action.

Larsson was at the game between Barça and Manchester United on Wednesday night and seemed to enjoy the match. When asked about his former team, he said, “It is a pleasure to watch Barça. I think they can challenge for everything again. They have such essential players like Xavi, Iniesta, Messi. Right now they are the best team in the world.”

Henrik Larsson, who was at FC Barcelona for two years from 2004 to 2006, moved to Barcelona from Celtic and won 2 Liga titles, 1 Champions League and one Spanish Super Cup during his 2 year tenure at the Catalan club.

When he was quizzed about the contenders for the Ballon d’Or, he said he was sure that Lionel Messi would win it again after his phenomenal season: “Messi, because he’s the best.” Larsson, who was part of the squad when Messi made his debut, remarked, “I remember the first time I saw him in training and it was incredible.”

Henrik Larsson played for Manchester United as well for a brief period of time before returning to Sweden to play for Helsinborg, where he retired as a player. He is now the manager of Landskrona Bols, who play in the Swedish second division.

Source: fcbarcelona.cat; Image: Miguel Ruiz/fcbarcelona.cat