He said: "Henry continues to work and continues to act with common sense and a sense for the team. Barcelona is used to playing against teams that have nine or ten players behind the ball and less space. This is why our game is about position and touch.

"Most players aren't used to playing like that, rather they take advantage of the space and harm the opponent that way. We have more passing combinations and this can also affect Henry."

Rijkaard added: "Henry doesn't deserve criticism. Everyone needs to improve, not just one player. His movement is good, but his teammates aren't always aware of it."