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Ex-Arsenal star Henry hoping NYRB can erase schoolboy errors

New York Red Bull striker Thierry Henry is looking for a massive improvement when the side takes on New England Revolution this weekend.

The former Arsenal star was visibly frustrated when the Red Bulls conceded a late goal to draw 1-1 with Columbus Crew last Saturday and he is now hoping that he and the players can turn it around next time out.

"Better I didn't speak that day, with all the schoolboy errors we did at the end of the game,'' Henry said. "(After) 92 minutes, you've got to keep the ball in the corner and kill the game off; so it's better I did not talk.'' "We've got to learn from our mistakes. Sometimes it is tough. There are big mistakes I've made in the past, we all have. (But) that's what I said after the game.

"I had to calm down a bit. When you run the way we ran against Columbus, we were holding on to the three points and somehow we let it go, we've got to stop being naïve at times and doing some schoolboy errors: All of us. You learn from our mistakes.''

And Henry also spoke about the tempers fraying in the dressing room saying that sometimes it's healthy to have a bit of a blowout with your teammates.

"In Europe, you would've had a fight in the dressing room, easy. Easy. Because that's unacceptable,'' added Henry. "I went through that at Arsenal and Barcelona, and we all loved each other; it had nothing to do with that. Sometimes you have to get vocal, and see what you can do.

"Sometimes as men you've got to go in the dressing room and say what you have on your chest and you move on. That's just the way it is; nothing personal. You have to say what you have to say, regroup and make sure you can do something against New England.''

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