Bergkamp – Holland vs Argentina – 1998

19 01 2011

John Keep takes a look at one of the finest goals in World Cup history. You can follow John on Twitter @JohnKeep1

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When I was asked to write a blog on my favourite goal, this sprung to mind quicker than a cheetah in a rush. It’s not an obvious choice for a Spurs fan, being that Bergkamp is a massive figure in Arsenal’s history (from back when they could remember how to win a trophy – couldn’t resist having one dig), but I’ve never been one for the obvious.

It isn’t the opponent that has endeared this moment to me either. Although I’m still not over the Hand of Nob… oops, God, fiasco.

It’s the technique. Oh, the technique! The vision from De Boer, that deftly majestic first touch from Bergkamp, the beautiful dummy shot and the cheeky little poke with the outside of his boot.

This goal, to me, epitomises all that is beautiful and right about our game. Forget overpaid stars who frequent red light districts, and forget our new-fangled and convoluted offside rules. Forget Sepp Blatter’s severe technophobia, and forget Andy Gray’s inability to do anything other than state the bleedin’ obvious. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I give you football in its purest form.

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19 01 2011
chris waddle

frank de boer has got to be pleased with the mention of the ‘vision,’ of his assist. looks a bit like a hoof to me before dennis plucked it out the air!

20 01 2011
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