New York Red Bulls striker Henry: Injury now better

New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry says he is fit for Saturday's game with San Jose Earthquakes. The Arsenal legend has been struggling with an Achilles problem.

New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry says he is fit for Saturday's game with San Jose Earthquakes.

The Arsenal legend has been struggling with an Achilles problem.

“Today I felt free, moving, asking for the ball behind (the defense),’’ Henry told the New York Post. “That’s the way it is.

"Sometimes I have to go through the pain. It’s not easy playing but that’s the way it is. I have to go day by day and see how it goes. But I will be available on Saturday; hopefully we can do something good.’’

The problem has dogged Henry since 2004, back when he played for Arsenal.

“I talked about it in Arsenal, I talked about it in Barcelona, and I’m talking about it now. It is the way it is,’’ said Henry. “I’m less explosive but it doesn’t mean I couldn’t help the team any way. It is difficult for me mentally, I will be honest, but that’s the way it is.

“It was what it was. I did play with it in Arsenal, and I did play with it in Barcelona and I’m suffering with it now. That’s the way it is. You have to take it on the chin _ that’s the way it is _ and suffer with it sometimes. I still want to go out there and help my team.’’

 
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