Thierry Henry said he was delighted to break his scoring drought for New York Red Bulls on the weekend.
The 33-year old French striker finally put the ball in the back of the net after close to 700 minutes without a goal as he helped the club to a 3-0 home win over San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.
Henry produced possibly his best performance for the Red Bulls since he joined last season, setting up Luke Rodgers for the second goal after stripping the ball from Ramiro Corrales, before heading home the third in the 87th minute.
He celebrated with gusto after the goal and admitted it was a big release of pressure to get his first goal in quite some time.
“They (the fans) were getting frustrated like me, and rightly so,” he said.
“I had some chances to put it in the back of the net and I didn’t. It was a frustrating moment; but I went to see them in the end, and gave my shirt to one of the guys. They wanted me to score and I wanted to score also.
“It was more annoying than important, because it didn’t really have an effect on the game. But I tried everything I could do to score and I finally did,’’ he added. “I didn’t think I was going to play (last) night. I had a lot of frustration (yesterday), but I just want to go out there and help my team, and sometimes I haven’t been able to do that because of the Achilles. I felt better, and hopefully I can stay like this.’’