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After a disappointing World Cup with France (Les Bleus were eliminated in the first round), the former Arsenal and Barcelona striker scored against Tottenham in his debut with New York last Thursday
Dan Patrick: Why play in the United States now?
Thierry Henry: I was ready to do it a year ago. But for World Cup reasons I didn't want to come before, because I didn't want to be coming back and forth. I stayed with the national team to be 100 percent committed. I just love [New York], and I love this club and I wanted to represent New York, and I felt like it was the right time for me to be here.
DP: How would you compare the level of competition in the Premier League with MLS?
TH: I see it as more of me coming into my new team and trying to compete with my new team. It doesn't matter where you are. I'm not here trying to compare the leagues. I just came here trying to win and help the team.
DP: How is Steve Nash's soccer game? Have you spoken to him since you got here?
TH: I speak with him quite often. He can play football—or you say "soccer" here. He's actually a good player.