Arsenal legend calls France’s Euro lineup their best since 2006 World Cup Final

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Thierry Henry is feeling confident about his home country’s chances at Euro 2016 and has drawn comparisons between this year’s roster and some of the great teams he has been a part of.

In an interview with 5Live [per Squawka CCO Amar Singh], the France and Arsenal legend praised the cohesion of the team and said it was reminiscent of the team’s 2006 World Cup team. During that fateful tournament, France finished as the runner-ups behind Italy but Zinedine Zidane was named the Player of the Tournament.

Whether or not France can match the overwhelming success from 1998 to 2003 remains to be seen. During that five year span Les Bleus won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Euro 2000 and back-to-back FIFA Confederations Cup titles.

France certainly aren’t lacking for talent as their ranks include proven stars such as Olivier Giroud, Hugo Lloris, Antoine Griezmann, and Dimitri Payet, along with up-and-coming superstars Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, Anthony Martial and Lucas Digne.

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