Thierry Henry was concerned by the New York Red Bulls’ first half performance in their 5-2 win over Montreal Impact in the MLS on Saturday.
The French forward scored a hat-trick in the Red Bulls’ victory, which came after the home side trailed Montreal 2-1 at half-time.
But Henry was not too interested in discussing his goals after the game, despite having scored five times in his past two MLS matches.
“I don’t care about my performance, I care about what we did in the first half and how badly we played,” Henry said.
“We got back in the game and got a good three points, but we had to come back because we played badly.
“I feel sorry for Montreal because they played very well in the first half but if we want to compete and be a good team we have to do better in the first half.”
The former Arsenal and Barcelona striker was incredibly frustrated that New York had not learnt from other slow starts this season.
“It was the same thing in Dallas and the same thing in Salt Lake,” Henry said.
“Take nothing away from Montreal, I think they played pretty well in the first half but they had help.”
New York are second in the Eastern Conference having played a game more than most of the other teams around them but Henry expects more.
“I’m not the happiest camper when I’m upset – but that’s the way I am, you like it or you don’t,” the 34-year-old said.
“That’s the way I will always be.
“We all have to be looking to move in the same direction.
“I couldn’t care less about scoring goals – I just want to win.
“It’s hard sometimes, because when you lose you get upset and moody but that’s me.
“I just look to push people forward.”
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