Bundesliga - Henry: Forget Ronaldo and Messi, Mueller's the real hero

Thierry Henry has paid tribute to Germany's World Cup winner Thomas Mueller insisting he is a better role model than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Bundesliga - Henry: Forget Ronaldo and Messi, Mueller's the real hero
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Muller-Messi 2014 World Cup

As the Major League All-Star side prepare to face Bayern Munich and Mueller in a glamour friendly on Wednesday, Henry was also quick to heap praise on the France winger Franck Ribery for his contribution in recent years.

Ribery was known to be unhappy last year when he was overlook for the Ballon d'or as Ronaldo collected it ahead of Messi.

Perhaps he will take some solace in the words of World Cup winner Henry.

Former Arsenal forward Henry said: "Stepovers, tricks, that's not the game.

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Franck Ribéry (Bayern Munich)

"The game is what Thomas Mueller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him 'look at them, look at (Franck) Ribery, look at Muller.' What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they're just freaks. Don't try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Mueller."

"What he (Mueller) did at the World Cup, people don't talk about it," continued the former France international. "They don't talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he'll finish.

"He doesn't do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do."

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