Eight-year-old recreates a Dennis Bergkamp wonder goal
No, unfortunately it isn’t the one against Argentina from World Cup 98, but instead the one against Newcastle where the Dutch Master nudged the ball one side of the defender before spinning round to meet the ball and then slip it under a helpless Shay Given.
The child in question is a member of Andelecht’s youth academy, and to be honest his goal is even better than Bergkamp’s, although the former Arsenal striker may have been facing a higher standard of defending.
He clips the ball around the defender in a very similar manner, but then also mocks the goalkeeper by dragging the ball with the underside of his foot, before slotting into the empty net.
Glorious stuff, and anyone doubting whether the child meant the skill should watch the final replays. Eyes always on the ball.