West Bromwich Albion's Hal Robson-Kanu comments after Puskas Award nomination

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu scores their second goal

West Brom winger honoured after his Euro 2016 exploits with Wales.

Euro 2016 hero Hal Robson-Kanu says he is honoured after receiving a nomination for the prestigious FIFA Puskas Award.

The award is given to the scorer of the best goal in the calendar year of 2016, and Robson-Kanu is in the mix after his memorable tournament goal for Wales against Belgium.

Robson-Kanu's perfectly executed Cruyff turn was a decisive moment in the quarter-final tie, sending Wales into the last four.

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Speaking to HITC, the winger said: "It's a great feeling to be nominated and naturally I'm delighted. It's an extremely prestigious award and everyone knows it's importance.

"That goal has already won FA Wales goal of the year and the BBC's Euro 2016 goal of the tournament; I would love it to win this as well."

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu scores their second goalWales' Hal Robson-Kanu scores their second goal

Previous winners include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, James Rodriguez, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

He is up against tough opposition this time around as one of 10 nominees, with Lionel Messi and Neymar among the players picked out.

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The goal was an important one for Robson-Kanu's career too, as it helped him clinch a move to Premier League side West Brom.

He had allowed his Reading contract to run down ahead of Euro 2016 which he entered as a free agent, and the gamble paid off.

Robson-Kanu was a second half substitute on Monday evening as West Brom beat Burnley 4-0.

As well as signing for the Baggies, the 27-year-old has recently put pen to paper on a new sponsorship deal.

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