By Chris Wright
Henry, who is France’s record goal-scorer with 51 goals in 123 appearances, announced his decision during an open interview at the offices of The Associated Press in New York earlier this afternoon.
When asked whether he would try to emulate David Beckham‘s decision to continue to commute between the U.S. and England, the 32-year-old forward simply replied;
“This is the end for me on the national team.
I always want to be here [at the New York Red Bulls] and be fully committed to this cause and the organization.
That was my last game against South Africa, ironically it was also my first game in the national team against South Africa.
I couldn’t announce it before because that’s the not type of thing you announce before a World Cup.”
Nothing like going out on a high, eh Thierry?