Javier Hernandez should have celebrated his goal with Cristiano Ronaldo rather than acting like he’d won the World Cup, according to Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry.
The Arsenal legend, who also won the Champions League while with Barcelona, said Ronaldo deserved praise for setting up his team mate in the 88th minute of the game against Atletico de Madrid on Wednesday night.
Chicharito, on loan from Manchester United this season, has had to settle for a place on the bench for much of the campaign. When he scored, he ran to the corner of the field, followed shortly by his team mates. Television replays showed Mexican was emotional after scoring the goal that sent Madrid into the semi final and was crying.
But speaking in the post game analysis, Henry said Chicharito should have acknowledged his team mate’s part in the goal.
“Tonight was his opportunity and we don’t even know if he’s going to play after that. He had a couple of chances in the game before that but I can tell you he can thank Ronaldo tonight.
“I know he went on to celebrate alone and everything but he can thank Ronaldo. For me, he has to. That is, for me, Ronaldo’s goal. What I don’t like after [the goal] is it seems like he won the World Cup [with his celebration]. Turn around and celebrate with Ronaldo,” he said.
The comment caused much debate on social media afterwards, with a number of critics calling Henry’s comments bizarre.