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In-depth interview with Rico Henry in The Sun

Long-serving defender talks after signing new contract

11 April 2022

A few days after signing a new long-term contract, Rico Henry sat down for an interview with The Sun. It was announced in late April that Rico, 24, had signed a deal until the summer of 2026. There is a Club option for an additional year.

He helped Brentford to a fourth win in five Premier League matches yesterday as they beat West Ham United 2-0. That was Rico's 153rd game for Brentford. He has scored four goals in that time, two of which have come during the current campaign.

Sun reporter Isabelle Barker and Sports Video Producer Kieran Benn visited Rico on a warm afternoon at the end of last month. As well as discussion about Rico's career and his first season as a Premier League player, there were also questions about how the squad maintain their close relationships. Video games was the answer.

“Everyone gets along here, it’s a real family club," Rico told The Sun. "I’m close with the boys and we usually make sure we have Call of Duty sessions after training, so all the time it feels like I’m with them and we’re together.

“Bryan Mbeumo would say he’s the best at COD because he plays on PC but I would say myself. Sometimes we play Fifa, too. I sort of knew from little things like that, that we were going to make big things happen with the togetherness in this team and the belief."

Rico also discussed the impact Christian Eriksen had made on Brentford and the way he recovered from a long-term knee injury he suffered in 2018. There were also some quick questions and conversation about Rico's international ambitions. See the full piece, published before the win at Chelsea last week, here.

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