Gus Poyet chose the best three goals he’s ever scored – with number one coming against Sunderland.
Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet spoke to the club’s official YouTube channel, and ran down the top three goals that he scored during his playing career.
Poyet, 47, had a lengthy playing career, featuring for Grenoble, River Plate, Real Zaragoza, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, before turning his hand to management in 2009.
The Uruguayan made 26 appearances for his country as well, and was one of the biggest names in the Premier League during the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.
As a goalscoring midfielder, Poyet found the back of the net 125 times in 463 games – and was asked by the Sunderland official website about his favourite career goals.
Number three was a long range howitzer for Real Zaragoza against Copenhagen in the UEFA Cup, and number two was also for Zaragoza, this time hammering home from the edge of the box against Real Madrid.
Yet his top three wouldn’t really be complete with a goal in the Premier League, and unsurprisingly he chose a goal scored for Chelsea against Sunderland in 1999.
The Blues won the game 4-0 at Stamford Bridge, but the game will be remembered for a stunning bicycle from Poyet – and even though it was scored against the club he now manages, Poyet named it the favourite goal he ever scored.
“My number one favourite goal is the one that everybody likes, and unfortunately it’s the one against Sunderland,” said Poyet. “Gianfranco Zola had the chance to pass it to me outside the box, but he showed me the way, saying ‘no worries, just run – the ball is going to drop in front of you – and then it’s up to you’.”
“And I’ve done a kind of bicycle kick, I’d never done it before…I tried a few times before in training but it never goes in. But yes, it’s the goal that everybody remembers,” he added.