New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry showed reporters his grumpy side in his post-game comments to the media on Saturday night.
Henry scored a brilliant goal in the 88th minute to force a draw against Toronto FC at BMO Field giving his Red Bulls an important point in its push for the playoffs. After scoring he pointed at some fans and put his arms in the air flexing his muscles at TFC supporters who booed him heavily.
Naturally as reporters, the first question we were going to ask Henry after the game was about the goal and the incident that followed. Well he didn’t exactly take too kindly to the line of questioning – see for yourself by clicking the video below.
However, the Red Bulls PR rep saw he was frustrated and asked to change the subject. Henry calmed down when Digital Journalist Aman Dhanoa asked about his thoughts on the game and was in good spirits for the rest of the post-game scrum. He thought his team generated good chances and at least deserved a point, but questioned why TFC changed tactics and dropped back to protect the lead.
Henry also talked about his thoughts on TFC and how it is a completely different team from the one that last played the Red Bulls. In that July match in New York, TFC were thoroughly embarrassed 5-0. Henry mentioned the additions of Torsten Frings, Danny Koevermans and others have transformed the Reds into a much better team – one that could be challenging for the playoffs right now if the team had been together from the beginning of the season.
Lastly, Henry talks about his team’s next game against league-leading Los Angeles Galaxy and his team’s fight to make the playoffs. The Red Bulls will play the Galaxy on Tuesday night at Red Bull Arena with kickoff at 8pm ET.