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Ex-Arsenal, Barcelona star Henry only wants wins for NYRB

New York Red Bulls striker has made it clear that he only has a winning mentality.

Ahead of Friday night's MLS meeting with New England Revolution, which would see New York's 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.

"Good enough for me is to win every game; that's good enough. If you can win and play well, that's very good. So just imagine drawing; I don't see it as a good thing. That's my mentality,'' said Henry.

Henry's 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.

"You dig in and you fight. My mentality is to try to win every game," he added.

"I understand where the boss is coming from; we're missing a lot of key players. But saying that, I think (debutant) Austin da Luz was the best player on the field (last week).

"He took his opportunity and played well; so we need to do what we have to do with the players we have.''

And Henry added that New York have been lucky to remain second in the Eastern Conference despite not winning in their last six.

"Thankfully for us, nobody wants to win in the East. Every time we lose or don't win, they lose or don't win. That's where we got lucky because if anybody had a normal run they would be at least seven or eight points in front of everybody,'' added Henry.

"Now we're in the same position; I keep on saying the same thing every week. We need to win. It didn't change.''

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