Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry has expressed surprise following lack of enthusiasm from Manchester City players to celebrate Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal during the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.
The 19-year-old Nigerian came on as a second half substitute and levelled scores after Harry Kane scored from the penalty spot for the away team but Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen got the winner moments later.
However, the major talking point for Skysport pundit Henry was the lack of team celebration from the Citizens after Iheanacho converted a cross from the center of the box and suggested that all is not well at the Etihad especially with the unsettling news of Pep Guardiola coming in at the end of the season to replace Manuel Pellegrini.
“I know you have to go and get the ball back [to ensure a quick restart with the score level at 1-1 at the time] but no one went to celebrate with Iheanacho,” Henry told Sky Sports.
“That’s something that, I don’t know… you scored a goal, go and celebrate with the guy. ‘Let’s go, get the ball back’. No one went to celebrate with him. He was in the corner there.
“I think Vincent Kompany went with him and someone else but that’s it. Maybe I’m reading too much between the lines about that Man City team, but no one went to celebrate with him, that’s a bit weird.”
The back-to-back defeat takes Manchester City six points behind leaders Leicester City with 12 matches to the end of the season.