Tottenham Hotspur’s 2021-22 season wasn’t very good, let’s be honest. But it certainly had some outstanding moments here and there. Here’s one of them. Erik Lamela has won the 2021-22 Premier League Goal of the Season award for is incredible rabona goal in the away North London Derby in early April.
Here it is again. You are required to watch this video.
Utterly sensational @ErikLamela’s audacious rabona goal is your 2020/21 @BudFootball Goal of the Season #PLAwards pic.twitter.com/1NU4jzF70L— Premier League (@premierleague) June 5, 2021
Now look, I know that most Spurs fans mostly remember what happened AFTER this goal, which included Lamela getting a second yellow card and being sent off for the first time in his Tottenham career, followed by a capitulation and a loss in the NLD. And because of that, there are a bunch of fans for whom that result takes the shine off of what Lamela did just there.
That’s stupid. This goal is baller and deserves to be celebrated. There were a lot of bangers in the Premier League this year, but only one goal where the player wraps his left foot around his right to punch a goal through a forest of Arsenal legs (including both of Thomas Partey’s) and into the bottom corner. You’ll never sing that.
Lamela is probably gone after this season. That’s sad and I will miss him with my entire soul. But he will leave behind him two of the most amazing goals I have ever seen in my time as a Tottenham supporters — this, and the OTHER rabona goal against Asteras Tripoli in the Europa League back in 2014.
Build the statue.