Henry defends the fighting spirit of his team

Henry défend la combativité de son équipe

To 48 hours of the second match of his team in the tournament for the resumption of the MLS, Thierry Henry has taken to correct an interpretation of his words at the end of the first meeting.

He had then lamented the fact that his men had not displayed combativeness [editor’s NOTE : “fighting spirit”], and that in such circumstances, it was difficult to pick up the victory.

“The spirit of combativeness was not in the match that day [Thursday], but it is a team that will always fight. If you’ve watched all our games since the start of the season, we fight.”

“Since the beginning of this season, it has always been this spirit of combativeness, but it has not been on this game and I hope that this is just a little hiccup.”

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The Impact will face off Thursday, the Toronto FC, a meeting which was originally scheduled to be played Wednesday night. However, it has been moved because the first game of the WCC had been moved from Friday to Sunday and Sunday to Monday morning because of screening tests inconclusive which proved to be negative.

“It must adapt to the situation”, has just mentioned Henry, who can both provide answers very developed, very short.

In this spirit, the head coach of the Blue-White-Black was very opaque on the choice of his starting formation, even if some of the names have been mentioned by colleagues.

“You love to drop names without knowing if the guys are ready physically, or if they have physical problems.”


The Impact is in last place of group C with a defeat. New England is first with three points, while Toronto and d.c. United share the second level by virtue of their draw on Monday.

“It is always better to see than on the other side there has been a draw, but it is up to us to pick up points against Toronto, because if not, the draw is no use,” said Henry, who will live his first installment of the rivalry between the Impact and the Reds on Thursday.

“We are at the bottom of the group, we will ensure that we do not stay too long.”

And for him, even if the meeting is conducted in a neutral place, it makes no difference.

“It is a rivalry, no matter where we play. This is a match that we don’t want to lose and I am sure this is also the case for Toronto.”

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