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“Thierry, I’m coming for you” – De Bruyne warns Premier League assist king Henry

April 28, 2020

Kevin de Bruyne insists that he is coming for Thierry Henry’s Premier League assist record this season.

De Bruyne laid on 16 goals before the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced the English top-flight into postponing fixtures.

Henry racked up an astonishing 20 assists for Arsenal during 2002/03, but the 28-year-old believes he can surpass that figure.

“To be honest, I feel like I’m on 17 – I know they took one away from me at Arsenal,” he told The Athletic’s Ornstein and Chapman podcast.

“I don’t know why they did it, I still don’t understand it.

“I always joked with Henry in the national team, even at Vincent Kompany’s testimonial this year. I said ‘I’m coming for you this year’.

“To have 16 assists is really nice and speaks really well for a creative player. But if it doesn’t happen we still go on.

“When you get something [a record] it fills you with pride, because I had it in Germany and it’s nice to see you break some records.”

Premier League officials remain in discussion over football returning by May 25.