‘Heung-min Son goal of the year? He just ran in a straight line!’ December 18, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer
Arsenal legend Martin Keown is not having Tottenham star Heung-min Son winning the Puskas award.
The Spurs ace was handed the gong at FIFA’s The Best awards on Thursday night, for his incredible solo goal against Burnley back in December 2019.
The South Korea international went on a gut-busting run, sprinting almost the full length of the pitch and scything through the Clarets’ entire midfield and back-four, before beating Nick Pope with a fine finish into the bottom corner.
It was the sort of goal that had fans and pundits alike saying ‘goal of the season contender’ from the moment it went in.
But not for Keown.
Oh no, talkSPORT’s resident Arsenal legend had his Gunners hat firmly on when he joined Jim White in the studio on Friday.
He simply said, ‘I’ve seen better’, leaving Mr White completely baffled.
It was a hilarious moment on air, and you can read the full exchange below!
Jim White: Martin, come on, credit where it’s due, what a wonderful goal by that Tottenham player…
Martin Keown: I’m surprised it’s won an award of that esteem.
White: … WHAT?
Keown: It was a good goal but I wouldn’t say it was the best goal of the year scored anywhere.
White: … WHAT?
Keown: He ran in almost a straight line, I don’t remember him weaving in and out of any players.
White: Martin, he got the ball on the edge of his own box!
Keown: Yeah but if you look at the degree of difficulty… it was raw pace, I didn’t see him weave in between anyone. Did he deviate?
White: So you’re not having it? You don’t think that goal qualified to be voted as the Puskas award winning goal of the year?
Keown: I respect it, but I didn’t think it was, no.
White: Will you ever take that Arsenal hat off?
Keown: It’s nothing to do with my Arsenal hat, I just think there have been better goals scored than that this year.
I admire Tottenham, I think it’s great we have two great teams in north London, so I have no problems with that at all.
It’s just my opinion!