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Ex-Arsenal star Henry frustrated after NYRB loss

Thierry Henry admits New York Red Bulls' season-opening loss was another extremely frustrating result for the club.

The Red Bulls, who at times conceded easy goals last season, went down 2-1 to FC Dallas on the weekend and the manner of the defeat is something that has stuck in the mind of French striker Henry who was forced to play out of position because head coach Hans Backe's game plan was not taken out.

"We do talk about something at the beginning of the game that we're going to play and we don't, so it is frustrating," said Henry.

"I don't like to come down and ask for the ball. I'd rather stay up front and make the run behind the defense. But sometimes you've got to do what the game is asking you to do and I had to drop.

"We've got to stick to the plan. The boss put a plan at the beginning of the game and we've got to stick to it. But we didn't.

"If we carry on going away from (the plan), not trying to play, and give up easy goals, you can do whatever you want: It's going to be the same season.''

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