Thierry Henry absolutely loving commentating on Tottenham going 2-0 down against Sporting

    Thierry Henry got a little carried away with Arthur Gomes' goal vs Spurs (Picture: Getty)
    Thierry Henry got a little carried away with Arthur Gomes’ goal vs Spurs (Picture: Getty)

    Arsenal legend Thierry Henry could not contain his excitement as Tottenham went 2-0 down against Sporting Lisbon in Tuesday’s Champions League tie.

    Antonio Conte’s side conceded two late goals in Portugal to leave them second in Group D – above Frankfurt and Marseille – after the first two rounds of fixtures.

    Paulinho netted the first before Arthur Gomes breezed past Spurs duo Cristian Romero and Emerson Royal, slotting home a low finish.

    It was Gomes’ goal which got former Arsenal striker Henry particularly excited during his punditry for CBS Sports alongside Jamie Carragher.

    ‘The misery of Tottenham… and the joy of Thierry Henry!’ Carragher said, while a replay of Gomes’ goal played on the screen.

    Henry could be heard shouting in excitement three times during the clip – once when Gomes went past Romero, another when he nutmegged Emerson and the third when the goal went in.

    But the Arsenal hero tried to backtrack when watching his reaction back, saying: ‘That goal… I don’t care simply because it is Spurs, but look at what he does.

    ‘Step over, [nut]meg, see you later! Hugo [Lloris], [nut]meg, see you later! 2-0, BYE!’

    It was a poor performance from Spurs and boss Conte did not hide his disappointment after the game.

    ‘[It was a] difficult result,’ Conte told BT Sport. ‘For sure when you lose the game you are not happy. Today the game was in [the] balance in the second half.

    ‘We could score and we tried to win the game. In the last 10 minutes, we can do much better. They score with a corner and then we concede the second goal.

    ‘A difficult game for sure. We tried to get the win but then at the end we lost the game. When you arrive you have to try to fill the box.

    ‘You have to be accurate and be stronger to attack the goal. We can do much better. Now we have to try to rest and to think the next game in the Premier League.’

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