New York Red Bulls striker has made it clear that he only has a winning mentality.
Ahead of Friday night‚Äôs MLS meeting with New England Revolution, which would see New York‚Äôs winless streak extend to seven if they fail to triumph, the Frenchman says he never likes playing for draws and is only targeting all three points.
‚ÄúGood enough for me is to win every game; that‚Äôs good enough. If you can win and play well, that‚Äôs very good. So just imagine drawing; I don‚Äôt see it as a good thing. That‚Äôs my mentality,‚Äô‚Äô said Henry.
Henry‚Äôs comments come after Red Bulls coach Hans Backe said the team should be happy with a point per game as they deal without some key players who are away at the Gold Cup.
‚ÄúYou dig in and you fight. My mentality is to try to win every game,‚ÄĚ he added.
‚ÄúI understand where the boss is coming from; we‚Äôre missing a lot of key players. But saying that, I think (debutant) Austin da Luz was the best player on the field (last week).
‚ÄúHe took his opportunity and played well; so we need to do what we have to do with the players we have.‚Äô‚Äô
And Henry added that New York have been lucky to remain second in the Eastern Conference despite not winning in their last six.
‚ÄúThankfully for us, nobody wants to win in the East. Every time we lose or don‚Äôt win, they lose or don‚Äôt win. That‚Äôs where we got lucky because if anybody had a normal run they would be at least seven or eight points in front of everybody,‚Äô‚Äô added Henry.
‚ÄúNow we‚Äôre in the same position; I keep on saying the same thing every week. We need to win. It didn‚Äôt change.‚Äô‚Äô