Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohammed Salah was controversially awarded the FIFA Puskas of the 2018 award night, much to the surprise of both media and the football world. Media has earlier anticipated Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo winning the accolade after his bicycle kick against Juventus in the UEFA Champions league quarter-final match at the Turin, however FIFA choosed Mohammed Salah’s goal against Everton in the Merseyside derby.
Ronaldo was available last Thursday in United Arab Emirates to lift both the best goal and best player award at the Globe Soccer Awards.
During his acceptance speech of the prize for the best goal, the Portuguese international quoted to have said that he could have won the Puskas award if the FIFA Executives “knew more about football” according to the media.
Ronaldo went on reveal that it was the best goal he had ever scored in his football career.
“I see that those who understand this sport realize how hard it is to score a goal such as this one,” he added.
“I have scored nearly 700 goals in my career, and that one is by far the best.
“The only downside is that I scored it against my current team.”
Football fans were confused when Salah was named the winner of the Puskas Award in September, as many believed the Egyptian had scored better goals himself during the course of 2018.