‘Two-nil… bye!’: Thierry Henry hilariously comments on Sporting Lisbon’s second goal in their Champions League win over Tottenham… as Arsenal legend relishes the capitulation of his old rivals
- Tottenham conceded two late goals on Tuesday in a 2-0 defeat against Sporting Lisbon
- Arthur scored a brilliant solo goal to seal the victory for the Portuguese side
- Ex-Arsenal star Thierry Henry commented on the goal for CBS Sports
Thierry Henry couldn’t help but enjoy his commentary on Sporting Lisbon’s second goal in their 2-0 Champions League win over Tottenham.
Paulinho opened the scoring for the Portuguese side in the 90th minute, before Brazilian substitute Arthur Gomes’ brilliant solo effort sealed the win three minutes after stoppage time.
Henry, a legend of Arsenal, Tottenham’s biggest rivals, had a hilarious reaction to Arthur’s goal while doing sleuthing for CBS Sports’ Champions League coverage.
Arthur Gomes scored a brilliant solo goal to secure Sporting Lisbon’s victory over Spurs. to seal
Thierry Henry hilariously commented on the goal while doing punditry for CBS Sports
Speaking of a replay of Arthur’s goal, Henry said: “That goal…I don’t care if it was against the Spurs, but look what he’s doing.
‘Change, Meg – see you later. Meg, see you later. Two-zero – bye!’
Henry’s commentary on the goal amused the CBS Sports pundits, with Jamie Carragher, Alex Scott and Kate Abdo laughing at the Frenchman.
Arthur Gomes made a nutmeg from Emerson Royal before firing the ball through Hugo Lloris’ legs
It was a brilliant goal from Arthur, which paralyzed Emerson Royal before doing the same to Hugo Lloris when he pushed the ball into the back of the net.
Henry, who won two Premier League titles during his time with the Gunners, scored five goals in the North London derby, including a memorable solo goal from his own half.
The celebration for that goal has since been immortalized with a statue outside the Emirates stadium.
Sporting now top Group D after two wins out of two following their 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt away from home in their opening game.
Antonio Conte’s men missed a lot of opportunities on Tuesday evening and after the game he said: “The level of the Champions League is very high. You have to reduce the mistakes because at the end you can pay and we paid, we paid a lot.
It was a frustrating night for Tottenham as Sporting led by three points in Group D
“Now instead of a draw we are talking about a loss against a team that was used to playing in this competition. It is a pity.
“All the players know that the level is an important level and that you have to keep improving yourself. A draw would have been fairer, but Sporting were good to seize their moment.
“They scored with a corner and then the second goal after 90 minutes. Too bad, but it was a tough game.
“We had two or three situations where we could have done a lot better, but now we have to rest and think about the Premier League.”
Sporting forward Marcus Edwards, who rose through the ranks at Tottenham, produced a man-of-the-match performance.