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Rico Henry talks to The Athletic

Feature interview with defender

21 March 2022

Brentford defender Rico Henry has spoken at length to The Athletic. The 24-year-old defender played his 150th game for Brentford in the win over Burnley last week. Earlier this month he discussed his career to date and his ambitions in a full interview.

Rico spoke to reporter Jay Harris about his work with Brentford FC Head Coach Thomas Frank. Rico has scored two goals from left wing back in his first season as a Premier League player. But he admitted, the next phase in his development is to add more goals and assists. He has four goals in 151 games for The Bees in all competitions.

“Thomas tells me all the time that I could be one of the top three left-backs in the Premier League if I get more goals and assists,” Rico told The Athletic. "That’s what I have been working on — to create chances to help the team. I need to keep doing my thing going forward and defensively.”

In the interview, Rico discusses some of the challenges he has faced. He talks about injuries that disrupted some of his career and also the players he has come up against since Brentford were promoted. He also mentioned his ambitions. Read it in full here.

“This team has the togetherness and the willingness to achieve big things," he said. “I want to be playing against the top players and to do it with Brentford would be a great achievement. I didn’t think when I first joined Brentford that I would be playing in the Premier League with them. But obviously this season it is about finishing as high as possible — and then building again.”

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