We have now been reminded of how, a few years in the past, the Tremendous Eagles legend danced previous Karlsruher SC defenders earlier than firing previous a hapless Oliver Khan
VFL Bochum’s Gerrit Holtman is delighted his well-known objective, towards Mainz 05 within the 2-0 win at Vonovia Ruhrstadion within the Bundesliga final weekend, is in comparison with the one Nigeria legend Jay-Jay Okocha scored in 1993.
Holtman dribbled 56 meters previous a number of gamers in his former workforce earlier than reducing in and calmly slotting the ball previous Robin Zentner within the Mainz objective. The second objective was scored by Sebastian Polter because the promoted aspect collected their maiden win after the opening day’s 1-0 loss to Wolfsburg.
It has been in contrast with the objective Okocha, who was then taking part in for Eintracht Frankfurt, scored towards Karlsruher SC virtually three a long time in the past. The previous Tremendous Eagle actually danced previous three defenders within the 18-yard space earlier than slotting the ball previous legendary custodian Oliver Khan again then. It stays to be one of the well-known targets within the Bundesliga.
Holtman mentioned his wonderful objective with the media in Germany.
“I selected precisely how I might get by means of there. There was a small house out there and I took a detailed take a look at it,” Holtman mentioned as quoted by the Bundesliga website.
“You admired it as a baby,” the 26-year-old commented on Okocha’s objective. “It went by means of as if it have been solely flagpoles. I might be completely satisfied if my objective was in contrast with it.”
Ought to the followers count on one other objective like that from him?
“I’m Gerrit Holtmann and never Lionel Messi. And it ought to keep that method,” he concluded.
The winger joined Bochum in 2020 from Mainz and has since scored 4 targets within the 22 matches he has performed. He performed for Eintracht Braunschweig II from 2014 to 2015 and scored 11 targets in 29 video games. He caught the eye of the senior workforce and he was finally promoted.
Nonetheless, he managed simply 4 targets in 31 video games he performed within the 2015/2016 season and that’s when Mainz got here in for him. The ahead performed 26 matches for them and scored two targets.
He additionally performed for the membership’s junior aspect making 9 appearances earlier than being loaned to SC Paderborn the place he scored one objective in 24 matches. He will probably be main Bochum towards FC Koln on Saturday.