Today is the 26-year-anniversary of one of the most magical moments in Tottenham Hotspur history.
Spurs faced Arsenal in an FA Cup Semifinal at the old Wembley Stadium. As you’d expect from such a high-stakes North London derby, it was a tense game in which a victory would’ve meant so much to both clubs and their supporters.
Despite the pressure, Paul Gascoigne stepped up to a free kick in the 5th minute, and did this:
To this day it is still probably the best free kick that Wembley has ever seen. Understandably, every Spurs fan in the ground collectively lost their minds when it rocketed into the top corner of David Seaman’s goal.
Spurs won the game 3-1, and went on to hoist the trophy after beating Nottingham Forest in the final.
Now, 26 years from the day, Christian Eriksen has tried his hand at recreating Gazza’s most famous goal. Our Great Dane has hit more than a few free kicks in his time at Spurs, but scoring from 35 yards is always a tough ask.
So could Eriksen pull-off a similar strike at our training ground? I think you already know the answer.
Oh I say! Not exactly schoolboy’s own stuff, but still nicely taken from our #23.
And credit to Ben Davies, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, and Vincent Janssen for the tremendous emotional support.
Maybe he could hit one of these against Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinal next weekend? He hit the post with a free kick last time we played Chelsea at Wembley, so it’s not totally out of the question.