Connect with us

ARTICLES

“I never practice”- Ex-Spurs attacker reacts after bagging a trophy at Best FIFA Football Awards

Published

on

Ex-Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela gives his views on the rabona goal against Arsenal that won the Puskas Award

Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela has won the Puskas Award for the rabona goal that he scored against Arsenal when he was still at N17 last season. He was named the winner during The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 that took place yesterday.

The 29-year-old left Spurs to join Sevilla ahead of this season but would be delighted to enjoy this moment with his former club. Patrick Schick for the goal Czech Republic against Scotland at Euro 2020 and Mehdi Taremi scoring for Porto away to Chelsea in the Champions League was nominated alongside him.

Speaking at the FIFA ceremony (h/t Tottenham Hotspur official website), Lamela has revealed that he is ecstatic about winning the award, but he has admitted that he did not know how special the goal was. The La Liga ace conveyed that it just came to him at that moment, and he never pre-planned or trained to net such a beauty.

Ex-Tottenham ace Lamela on rabona goal against Arsenal that won Puskas Award. (imago Images)
Erik Lamela celebrates after scoring the rabona against Arsenal. (imago Images)

“Thank you so much, I’m very happy. I didn’t think how special the goal was, I just kicked the ball and started running around the pitch with my team-mates! I never practice this shot in training, it normally just comes in that second, finding the best way to shoot.”

Deserved!

The Argentinian took to Twitter to express his gratitude towards the fans and the North London club after he was named the winner of the Puskas Award. Jan Vertonghen also chimed in on the news and quoted his old tweet where he stated that “Coco” would win the award.

It was the second campaign in a row that we have won the award for the best goal after Son Heung-Min was crowned the winner in the previous season for his solo effort against Burnley in 2019. That means we are the only club to receive the Puskas Award twice in succession, which is a magnificent feat indeed.

Even though the Sevilla forward mentioned that the rabona just came to him at that moment, he had scored a similar goal in a Europa League group match against Asteras Tripolis in 2014. Clearly, it wasn’t all a fluke and he has the ability to strike a ball like that.

We are delighted for the Argentine to win the prestigious award since it would be a moment to remember all the great times he had with us over the past few years. Even if we lost the North London Derby on that day, the goal would always be commemorated for its rarity and quality.

More Tottenham Hotspur

Now in La Liga, it’s not wrong to say that we are missing his presence a bit. Steven Bergwijn and Son have had fitness issues recently and we have been left devoid of options on the bench at times. Bryan Gil is a good young prospect, but he is yet to mature into a player starting for us week in, week out.

Nevertheless, it seems like Lamela’s move was the ideal scenario for all parties involved. He is clearly an important player for them and was playing weekly for them before a shoulder injury this season. Good luck to him!

A football enthusiast who is madly in love with the beautiful sport.

Spurs Transfer News

Yannick Carrasco is a transfer target for Tottenham. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images) Yannick Carrasco is a transfer target for Tottenham. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES36 mins ago

28-year-old La Liga star receives transfer offer from Tottenham

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur make contact with Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco According to Spanish journalist Juanfe Sanz of El Chiringuito...

Gabriel Jesus has attracted interest from Tottenham. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Gabriel Jesus has attracted interest from Tottenham. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
ARTICLES16 hours ago

Tottenham to battle with arch-rivals for Brazilian forward playing in England

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur express interest in Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus According to Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest...

Raheem Sterling is linked with a move to Tottenham. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images) Raheem Sterling is linked with a move to Tottenham. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
ARTICLES18 hours ago

Man City star on Tottenham’s radar to entertain transfer offers from abroad

Tottenham Hotspur linked Raheem Sterling will entertain offers from outside England According to ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur-linked Raheem Sterling is ready to entertain offers...

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are not interested in bringing back Christian Eriksen. Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are not interested in bringing back Christian Eriksen.
ARTICLES19 hours ago

“Good chance”- PL manager provides damning update on Tottenham’s midfield target

Thomas Frank has conceded that there is a good chance Christian Eriksen stays at Brentford Speaking in a press conference...

ARTICLES20 hours ago

Transfer News: Tottenham eye 27-year-old PL star to reinforce midfield

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are targeting John McGinn from Aston Villa According to The Telegraph (Subscription Required), Tottenham Hotspur...

Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target. Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target.
ARTICLES22 hours ago

Tottenham planning to raid Serie A heavyweights for 26-year-old Dutch defender

Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target According to The Sun, Inter Milan star Denzel Dumfries is among the...

Juventus could sell Weston McKennie is Paul Pogba joins them this summer. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images) Juventus could sell Weston McKennie is Paul Pogba joins them this summer. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES24 hours ago

Man United star could hand transfer boost to Spurs by influencing Serie A giants’ stance

Juventus could sell Tottenham Hotspur target Weston McKennie if Paul Pogba joins them this summer According to Italian sources Tuttosport and Gazzetta Dello...

Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner. Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Championship side pip Tottenham to the signature of 20-year-old English prospect

Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner According to The Argus, Cardiff City have completed...

Fabrizio Romano denies that Tottenham Hotspur are in transfer talks with Paulo Dybala. Fabrizio Romano denies that Tottenham Hotspur are in transfer talks with Paulo Dybala.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Transfer guru shut down claim of Tottenham being in contact with 28-year-old Serie A star

Fabrizio Romano denies that Tottenham Hotspur are in transfer talks with Paulo Dybala According to the transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano...

Tottenham face competition from Man City for Marc Cucurella. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) Tottenham face competition from Man City for Marc Cucurella. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham face competition from PL heavyweights for £30m Spanish international

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur rival Manchester City to facilitate move for Marc Cucurella According to Spanish journalist Albert Roge (h/t The Express),...