James Troisi says his goal celebration in the Big Blue win last night was inspired by French great Thierry Henry.
Melbourne Victory downed Sydney FC 2-1 last night as Troisi’s second-half goal was the difference between the teams.
Troisi has enjoyed his football this season and believed he should’ve been in the UAE with the Socceroos at the Asian Cup.
The 30-year-old slammed coach Graham Arnold before Christmas, saying he should’ve received a phone call as a sign of courtesy.
Since then, many have had banter with Troisi, including Scott Jamieson who did the phone call signal to him in the Christmas Derby.
The Victory man appeared to be celebrating towards the Sydney fans after scoring last night, but he denied it had anything to do with Arnold.
“It was a nice celebration, I like Thierry Henry, so it was one of those,” Troisi said.
Despite that, he added he still felt like he could’ve made an impact in Dubai.
“I said what I had to say, I’m not wrong, it wasn’t wrong and even if I am, it’s my opinion, so that’s all there is to it.”
Victory now climb up to second on the table and are now chasing league leaders Perth Glory.
Troisi said that the win over the Sky Blues was worth six points.
“It’s a massive win, game and performance,” he said.
“We controlled the game and we’re playing some good football, we’ve been consistent, so that’s what we need to keep doing.
“The first-half was outstanding, they have some good players, so they were always going to be dangerous. They’re a good side, there’s always room for improvement, but all in all we should be very happy with that performance.
“Winning without Keisuke Honda shows how good we are this season and how versatile we are. We’ve had a lot of injuries, so that’s a sign of a strong team, unit and that’s why where we are on the table.”