‘Not Vinicius?’ – Henry shocked by MOTM in Madrid vs City as pundit ‘thought it was a bit boring’

Thierry Henry was shocked the Man of the Match award wasn’t given to Vinicius Junior after Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Tuesday,

Vinicius’ stunning first half strike was cancelled out by a similarly brilliant effort by Kevin De Bruyne in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final at the Bernabeu.

But when asked in the CBS Sports studio after the game who they thought would have been awarded the Man of the Match award, Vinicius was the unanimous decision.

“Vinicius Jr,” Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards said together.

Carragher added: “Or Camavinga. It was a toss up.”

Henry then commented: “Vinicius Jr played in his position and we all know what he can do – and he did it.

“But Camavinga… Camavinga never played left-back in his life. He’s doing it now for two months. He’s coming in midfield, one-two, defending, he looks strong.

“But the big man will obviously grab the headline and I think he played better, so I will give it to Vinicius Jr. But Camavinga had an outstanding game.”

Presenter Kate Abdo then informed the pundits that De Bruyne was officially named as UEFA’s Player of the Match, to their collective disbelief.

Henry replied: “Well, obviously this is why there is a difference between ex-players and I don’t know who voted. It is true. It’s a different game. I love Kevin. Amazing goal.

“You’re telling me that’s not Vinicius that won that? Come on.”

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At least they enjoyed the game, unlike Jamie O’Hara, who “thought it was a bit boring”.

He said: “I was a little bit disappointed in the game, in the spectacle. The last 20 minutes, I thought it was a bit boring, Man City were just moving it, passing it around. I thought Real Madrid should have been really going after it, trying to win the game. I thought it was just comfortable.

“It wasn’t a thriller, semi-final of the Champions League a big night, I was expecting more. Haaland, he didn’t even have a touch. I was expecting more from him, it was a comfortable result really for Manchester City.”

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