Lyon midfielder Memphis Depay has admitted that he has scored the best goal of his career against against Toulouse on Sunday but has refuted comparisons to David Beckham. The Manchester United flop turned into space inside the centre circle before firing a spectacular strike over goalkeeper Alban Lafont to secure Lyon's 4-0 Ligue 1 victory.
The goal has drawn widespread praise from fans around the world, with team-mate Maxwel Cornet even comparing it to David Beckham's famous goal from the half-line against Wimbledon in 1996.
Lyon's Memphis Depay scored the goal of his life, but insists he's not David Beckham.https://t.co/uLeydsAIpt— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) March 13, 2017
Depay who struggled for form and playing time at United, believes that it is the best he has ever scored in his career so far but has rubbished comparisons with Beckham's wonder effort.
"I'm not David Beckham. I don't compare myself to such a legend. I think it's great for me to score a goal like this. I tried the same thing a few years ago when I played for PSV and I hit the bar. This time, I got lucky", Depay said, as quoted by Fourfourtwo.
Memphis Depay goal earlier on today 🔥pic.twitter.com/yMWUhhYqmB— Puskas Awards (@PuskasAward2017) March 12, 2017
"I realised in the first half that the keeper was off his line all the time. We put on pressure, I looked at him, and as soon as we won the ball I knew where he was, so all I had to do was turn and just do it - don't think, just shoot. I didn't even see the ball go in, I just saw the stadium going crazy. I think I've scored the best goal of my life. Aside from that, I'm very happy because the team has taken an important victory."
The 23-year-old has been in sensational form since moving to Lyon from Manchester United in January, scoring five goals in 10 appearances so far.