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Mon 18 Feb 2008 01:52 AM

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Henry insists he is happy with Barca lot

French striker denies reports that he complained to press about being played out wide.

French striker Thierry Henry on Sunday insisted he was happy with life at the Catalan club after denying he had complained to reporters about being played out wide.

"I just want to say I feel very at ease in this team and that I am very happy," Henry told a news conference to clarify his position.

"I have read things (in the press) which did not please me - I speak to everyone in the dressing room, I am always joking around, that's all," insisted the former Arsenal man, who joined Barca in the summer and scored in a 2-1 win at Zaragoza on Saturday.

"I said the other day I would play wherever the coach wants me to but then the following day I read things I didn't say, interpretations of people speaking about me," said the striker, who has netted seven times in 19 league matches since coming to Spain.

"So I just want to say I am happy and feel at ease in this team. The coach (Frank Rijkaard) asked me if I could play wide or in the middle and it's his decision".

Although he played in attack on Saturday, Henry has tended to have a wider role at Barca than he did with the Gunners, whose coach Arsene Wenger successfully converted him from a winger into a central striker.

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