Is this why Thierry Henry was not fond of Chicharito’s Real Madrid celebrations?

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Former Arsenal and Barcelona man did not appreciate Javier Hernandez celebrating his Champions League winner for Real ‘like the won the World Cup’.

Thierry Henry is clearly not a fan of Javier Hernandez, if the Frenchman’s latest blast on the Real Madrid loanee is anything to go by.

Speaking on Sky Sports after Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 through a late goal from Chicharito, the Arsenal legend did not mince his words.

"That is, for me, Ronaldo’s goal. What I don’t like after is it seems like he [Hernandez] won the World Cup," he said in quotes republished on the Sky Sports website.

With the former Manchester United man essentially scoring a tap-in, laid on a plate for him by CR7, Henry may well have had a point.

However, given that Chicharito has endured a difficult time on loan at the Bernabeu from the Red Devils, his emotional reaction may be a little understandable.

Henry’s bitterness, meanwhile, could stem from several things.

Firstly, as a former Gunner and player who regularly clashed with Manchester United, Hernandez would have undoubtedly been a rival.

Secondly, his time at Barcelona means Henry is always likely to favour the Catalans and despise anything their El Clasico rivals do.

Finally, there is a certain incident involving the pair at the 2010 World Cup.

France had a nightmare tournament with Henry anonymous and part of a player strike that had serious repercussions for those involved.

But it was a group stage game against Mexico that proved to be something of a flashpoint in South Africa.

Level with El Tri at 0-0 going into the final half an hour, Hernandez suddenly found himself through on goal against the French.

Though there was a suspicion of offside it, Chicharito could not have cared less, rounding the Bleus keeper before rushing to the corner flag to celebrate wildly.

Mexico went on to win the game 2-0 but there’s a chance that Hernandez’s over-the-top celebrations after the goal stuck in the mind of Henry.

After all, it’s not like he had won the World Cup or anything...

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