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Ex-Arsenal, Barcelona star Henry applauds NYRB courage

New York Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry has lauded his teammates for showing plenty of courage to snap their six-game winless run.

The Red Bulls managed to get over New England Revolution 2-1 on the weekend to notch up their first win since May 1 and Henry was delighted with how the playing group went about it.

"It was about the courage we put out there at the end. I know it wasn't always beautiful football, but sometimes you've got to win games like that…All I can say is we did fight, and that's the most important thing,'' said Henry.

New York head coach Hans Backe was then full of compliments for Henry who he feels is beginning to show great leadership at the club.

"It was good effort, hard-working,'' said Backe. "I think it was showing phenomenal attitude and spirit in his game, as a captain and as leader.

"The last 15 (minutes) dropping back as a second striker if we were in trouble, almost a 4-4-1-1. And the understanding of the game, his tactical (play), is phenomenal. He's just getting better and better.''

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