Lazaro’s Scorpion Kick enchants fans and opponents
Gladbach Valentino Lazaro was only able to enjoy his application for the goal of the year with a little distance.
“I didn’t think I’d hit the ball like that and it would hit the goal like that. But it’s a pity we lost,” said Borussia Mönchengladbach, whose spectacular “Scorpion Kick” became the Internet hit
at Bayer Leverkusen’s 3-4 (2-2)final in no time. Lazaro had moved the ball sideways in the air during the second leg of the game and moved it back to goal into the left corner with a hoe.
“I looked for the way into the box and then saw that the ball came a little into my back. Then I tried it and am proud of it,” said the Austrian after his artificial shot. For the Allrounder on loan from Inter Milan, it was the first goal for Borussia.
Coach Marco Rose hadn’t really noticed the scene on the sidelines at first. “I didn’t know who, how, where. In the beginning, I even expected an own goal. I then saw it in the
cabin,” said the Gladbach coach. Despite the defeat, such a scene pleased “every football lover,” Rose said, praising: “He made it outstanding.” Bayer-Keeper Hradecky confesses: “Horny goal ey”
Because Lazaro had injured himself in the preparation, he only made three short assignments for Borussia so far. This is to change in the future. “After my replacement, I tried to help the team. I’m glad I could add another goal,” said the 24-year-old.
Even the beaten Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky bowed to Lazaro after the final whistle. “I don’t have a hat on my head, but: Valentino, horny goal ey,” said the closing man. It was perhaps the greatest praise for the art shooter.