This January 17, the fifa Best awards ceremony was held, where it awards the best players, goals and coaches of 2021 and where Argentina said present with the coronation of Erik Lamela as the author of the best goal of the year, with a great definition. The current Sevilla player was wearing the colours of Tottenham when he scored a goal in the classic against Arsenal. His shot went through the middle of several legs and was placed next to a stick, in a match that unfortunately ended in defeat for Spurs by 2 to 1, and gave him the Puskas Award
#TheBest Erik Lamela is the winner of the 2021 Puskás Prize! ⚽ The glorious celebration: an exquisite rabona for the @Spurs_ES against Arsenal, for Premier League Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/jGjUd8LgSn — Argentina national team (@Argentina)
January 17, 2022
After learning of his victory, announced by Yaya Toure, legend of Ivory Coast, Lamela gave a few words at the ceremony. “I’m very happy to win. At that moment I didn’t think much about it, nor how special the goal was. I just ran out with my teammates,” he said. I never practice this shot in training, it is something that comes in a second to find the best way to score,” closed “Coco” in his virtual statement, as was much of the ceremony in the face of the pandemic situation and the continuity of matches from different countries. The other two finalists for the Puskas Prize had been Patrick Shick, with a mid-court goal for the Czech Republic against Scotland, for euro 2020, and the rest was a huge scissors from Porto player Mehdi Taremi against Chelsea for the Champions League.