Ex-Arsenal ace Henry: I want to see if I can progress the sport in New York

Thierry Henry says he made the move to MLS to see if he can help the sport progress in North America.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona star joined New York Red Bulls in July 2010 and said in an interview on MSG that he was curious to see if his impact could help football in the region grow.

“I always said to myself that when I was done in Europe, that I would come here and play in the US and I always wanted to do it in New York, and also see if I could make the sport progress here,” he said.

The ex-France international also touched on the amount of hard work he put in to become a household name in the football world.

“I’ve always said that I just want people to recognize my work. That’s the only thing,” he added.

“You know when you’ve done something and you’ve put in a lot of work, a lot of effort…people use the word sacrifice, but for me there was none because I wanted to do it. Sacrifice is when you are forced to do something. For me there were no sacrifices.”

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