Henry plays down England return

April 25, 2008

Barcelona striker Thierry Henry insists he has no regrets about swapping the Premier League for the Nou Camp but admits his former club Arsenal 'are the only team in my heart'.

Such sentiments could frustrate Newcastle, the latest club to be linked with a move for the France striker following what has been a largely disappointing season in Spain, as Henry also suggested that the Gunners were the only English side he would return to.

But even so, the 30-year-old does not plan on ending his time with Barca in the immediate future.

'I'm happy here at Barcelona. I still have three years of my contract left with Barcelona,' he told BBC's Football Focus.

'I don't regret stuff in my life. Stuff happens for a reason. You don't regret stuff that you thought about. I don't regret it.'

'I'm happy - I don't regret leaving Arsenal. But England...I watch every game that I see on TV. I will always miss it.

'There's only one team in England for me. Everybody knows the love and affection I have for Arsenal. I was so into it, I became a fan.

'There has been since I arrived here a lot of speculation from day one but, hey, go back where? There's only one team for me in my heart. It took me a while to understand what that club, Arsenal, meant.'