Golden Goal: Dennis Bergkamp for Arsenal v Newcastle (2002) | Alan Smith | Football | The Guardian

Bergkamp’s insouciance only adds to its legendary status. Few would have pulled off such a nonchalant finish after producing a breathtaking piece of skill. Many would have fluffed their lines but not Bergkamp. He steadies himself after spinning the ball, displaying impressive strength to hold off Dabizas after turning, before coolly side-footing past a helpless Given. “Usually when you do something amazing you get carried away,” Henry said. “How many times did you see a guy do a great control and then rush the finish? Dennis did something amazing but then stayed composed. That’s the difference between great players and normal players.”

via Golden Goal: Dennis Bergkamp for Arsenal v Newcastle (2002) | Alan Smith | Football | The Guardian.

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