Balogun honours Henry with goal celebration

Balogun honors Henry with goal celebrationFolarin Balogun has revealed that his goal celebration during the Ligue 1 meeting between Paris Saint-Germain and Stade de Reims at the Parc des Princes on Sunday night was in honor of Thierry Henry. Henry scored a club record 228 goals in 376 appearances during his eight years as a Gunners player.

Balogun honors Henry with a goal celebration

Against the Parisians, Balogun rescued a point in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time when he raced onto a Kamory Doumbia pass and slotted the ball into the net. Balogun was spotted having a chat with Henry at the stadium just before kickoff against PSG, and he has explained that his goal celebration was a tribute to the Frenchman.

Balogun said: “Yes, it’s a crazy night for my team and me. Coming here, we were on a good streak and we wanted it to continue. As you said, this is a special night for me, and my family.

“I had spoken to Thierry before the game and tried to follow his advice. I’m so happy to have been able to score today.”

On his goal celebration, he said: “Before the match, I said to myself that we had to do this. If I scored tonight, I had to celebrate out of respect for Thierry Henry.”

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