BY MARK SMITH, Sporting Alert | SportingAlert.com
Published on May 22, 2011 9:57 p.m. CST . Comments Off
New York Red Bulls Striker Thierry Henry Hits Out At Former France And Arsenal Team-Mate Robert Pires After He Said He Was Asked To Come Play In The U.S. Major League
NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has blasts ex-club-mate and countryman Robert Pires for comments he made – claiming that he was asked to join Major League Soccer (MLS) side New York Red Bulls.
Reports recently quoted Pires, the Aston Villa midfielder as saying that he had spoken about his future to Henry, who had encouraged him to come play with him in the USA League.
However, an angry Henry has denied talking to Pires, 37, about such a thing.
Henry was quoted as saying in the Daily Star: “I don’t know why he said that. Robert likes to talk, maybe because they haven’t offered him another contract at Villa?
“But I did not speak to him about coming. I called him and said, ‘Why did you have to mention my name?’ I think he’s 37 soon.
“I think he should talk as a grown man. I played with Robert for a very long time. He likes to talk on the field with the ball, sometimes without the ball outside of the field.
“You should ask him why he said that as I have no idea.”
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