Arsenal legend and former Barcelona player Thierry Henry is unhappy with how Manchester United loanee Javier Hernandez celebrated after scoring the winner for Real Madrid over Atletico Madrid, reports Sky Sports.
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The Frenchman believes that the 26-year-old should have turned around and celebrated with Cristiano Ronaldo, who had set him up for the tap in to an empty net. Instead the Mexico international ran off by himself and celebrated with the crowd, obviously enjoying scoring such an important goal too much to think of anything else.
The ex-striker said: “That’s Ronaldo’s goal. He saw a guy in a better position, which Chicharito was, and he gave him the ball. What I don’t like is Chicharito seems like he’s won the World Cup with that.
He continued: “It’s a tap-in. Turn around and celebrate with Ronaldo. Even the camera knew – the camera is on Ronaldo for a reason. I think the pressure went through him. He knew he had to perform today and he had a couple of chances to do it.
“If Ronaldo had done that I would have said the same thing. You have to pass the ball, but it’s still a tap-in and you have to turn around and say thank you.”
In fairness, Ronaldo too celebrated as if he were the goalscorer, and the bigger picture is that thanks to Hernandez’s strike, Los Blancos are now through to the semi finals of the competition.
They could now play any of Juventus, Bayern Munich, or El Clasico rivals Barcelona in the next round. Were the Galacticos to win the competition they would be the first to defend the trophy since it changed its name from the European Cup in 1993.