Previous
Crystal Palace
Liverpool
1:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Hull City
Tottenham Hotspur
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Napoli
Cagliari
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AC Milan
Internazionale
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
New England Revolution
6:30 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Los Angeles Galaxy
Seattle Sounders FC
ESPN 10:00 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Marseille
Bordeaux
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Jan 18, 2013

Henry wants to play on for two more years

New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry has said he will play on for another two years before retiring.

While many of his former Arsenal team-mates, including fellow former France internationals Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Emmanuel Petit, have quit playing, Henry is still going strong at 35.

And although he may no longer have the lightning pace of earlier years, he retains the finishing skills that made him the Gnners' all-time leading scorer.

Henry scored 15 goals and provided 12 assists in 27 MLS games last season, and was runner-up in the league's Most Valuable Player award.

He told BeIn Sport: "I'm giving myself another two years. That'll take me to 37 years old. It'll make my career 20 years long. I recently talked about it with Robert [Pires].

"It's never easy to stop, but there comes a time when your body tells you to. The head wants to continue, but... it's certainly not desire that I'll be lacking. But, at a certain moment in time, you have to stop."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.