Thierry Henry is sick and tired. Or just sick. Sick of plastic grass at MLS stadiums, sick of answering the same questions over and over again from the media, sick of the substandard baguettes available in his Manhattan neighborhood.
Okay, just kidding on that last one. But Titi is right pissed about the abundance of fake grass in MLS.
“Maybe I need to remind you even more,” Henry said. “I think it wasn’t stupid when I told you turf is one of the most severe things I’ve seen for us to play on.”
He especially bashed Seattle’s Qwest Field, a stadium that regularly draws the league’s largest fan base with an average of 37,000 fans a night.
“And the one in Seattle, I don’t know if you can call it turf. It’s not turf any more. You might as well play on (the running track at Montclair State University in New Jersey) or around my house.”
Not that Henry is wrong, especially about Seattle’s threadbare joke of a pitch. He’s rightfully ticked off about the turf – for a league that wants to sign slightly-over-the-hill stars to finish out their playing days here, it’s strange MLS is so okay with artificial surfaces.
Henry is also perturbed by the constant media responsibilities he has in America, being the face of the Red Bulls and all. Every day, he’s forced to answer the same questions, over and over again. It was better in Europe.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona star was asked if there was anything he could say to rally his teammates and he replied, “How many messages do you want? How many times do we speak here?”
“So I don’t have anything much to say any more. We do speak a lot every time. I’ve spoken more here than in my entire career. I don’t speak to the press the way I speak here. So I don’t know what else you want me to say. We’ve got to win against Chivas. That’s it.”
Titi doesn’t have anything else to say because Titi has said it all already. Now leave him alone, he has to find a decent patisserie.
The bloom, as they say, is off the rose.
Source: Yahoo! Sports