Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has said he would have been a more deserving winner of this year’s FIFA’s Puskas goal of the year award than actual claimant Mo Salah.
Bale’s spectacular overhead kick was the second goal in Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool in last season’s Champions League final. However Puskas voters among the public went for the Egypt international’s goal for the Reds against Everton in December 2017’s Premier League Merseyside derby.
On winning FourFourTwo magazine’s goal of the year award, Bale said that Salah’s victory had “diminished” the status of the Puskas award.
“Yeah, I was surprised by that, to be honest,” the Wales international said. “What can you say?
“It makes the award look a little diminished, although it was obviously a great goal by Salah.” Read more