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Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp picks his favourite career goal

Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has picked his favourite career goal and his choice wouldn’t surprise many who knew the Dutch legend.

Considered one of the most technical player to have played the game, Dennis Bergkamp scored dozens of beautiful goals.

The former Inter Milan striker speaking to Sportsmail from his home in Holland picked his classy strike for Netherlands against Argentina at the 1998 FIFA World Cup as his best ever career goal.

‘Argentina (in the 1998 World Cup quarter-final) was more special for me, said Bergkamp when asked about his favourite career goal.

‘It’s the experience of so many hours of controlling balls, finishing, footwork, balance.

‘Twinkle toes! I call it being comfortable on the ball. I didn’t have to look for the ball at my feet. I knew it was there. I could do that blindfolded.’

Meanwhile, one of his goals was picked by Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer and Ian Wright as the greatest Premier League goal.

His goal against against Newcastle for Arsenal at the Highbury during the 2001-2002 where he flicked the ball, turned the defender inside out and then finish was picked by both strikers who themselves scored classy goals in Premier league.

‘I got texts after that game. ‘Did you mean it?’ said Bergkamp of the goal to Sportsmail.

‘In my head, there was no question. It was a sequence of little movements which started with a pass (from Robert Pires) that came behind me. You can’t call it luck.

‘It’s adjusting yourself to what’s happening with the ball, with the defender, with the goalkeeper. Then it looked like that. I was happy with it!’

Dennis Bergkamp who has a stature outside the Emirate Stadium scored 122 goals in 237 games for Ajax, 22 in 74 for Inter, and 120 in 423 for Arsenal.


Which of the goals above is your favourite; the goal against Argentina or the one against Newcastle?

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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