didn't address the media after Saturday's second leg of the Eastern Conference final, but a day after announcing his decision to leave the New
York Red Bulls he talked with the New York media one last time. He reiterated that MLS isn't an easy league to play in and that teams don't need big stars to win. As for his Christmas wish.
Henry has always been known as a keen student of the game and he came to know MLS about as well as most coaches in the league do, praising individual teams (and their coaches) and players who
played the game the right way.
“The guys here will always use Salt Lake as an example," he said. "They are the same way for a long time, they have no DPs, and they were successful.
Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t bring players with a big name or big reputation, but that doesn’t always mean that you’re going to be successful.”
said players abroad have a misconception about MLS.
“Sometimes people still think that it’s an easy league, but it’s not easy at all,” he said. “If you come
here, late stage in your career, and you’re not ready to perform, or you think it’s an easy league to just come here and perform, it’s not an easy one.”
He says he
plans to keep his apartment in New York and follow the Red Bulls, who he said was headed in the right direction.
“I think the game against New England showed that,” he said.
“At their place, we gave it our all, and the team is on the right path.”
As for his future plans, he admitted he wanted to return to Arsenal, where he starred. Henry also has
a home in London and says he still thinks he can play.
“Christmas is arriving soon," he said, "so it’s a wish. It’s a wish. Its not something that’s going to
happen like this, but it is a wish.”