Gud­johnsen’s great­est games

FourFourTwo - - CONTENTS - EIDUR GUD­JOHNSEN Gud­johnsen is a World Cup am­bas­sador for 188BET – for of­fers dur­ing the fi­nals, visit www.188bet.co.uk/en-gb/world-cup

“MY DAD KISSED ME WHEN I CAME ON FOR HIM, BUT I WAS SO FO­CUSED, I’M NOT SURE THAT I AC­KNOWL­EDGED IT ENOUGH”

Es­to­nia 0 Ice­land 3 April 24, 1996 Friendly

“My Ice­land de­but, com­ing on as a sub for my fa­ther. It had been a story since I was nine, when he gave an in­ter­view say­ing he dreamed of play­ing with his son for the na­tional team. When I was called up, it was amaz­ing and weird. He kissed me when I came on for him, but I was so fo­cused about run­ning on, I’m not sure that I ac­knowl­edged it enough at the time – it was a his­toric mo­ment.”

A Villa 0 Bolton 0 (4-1p)

April 2, 2000 FA Cup semi-fi­nal

“We got so close to reach­ing the FA Cup fi­nal, los­ing on penal­ties, but that was prob­a­bly one of my best ever games for Bolton, and un­der­lined that I was ready to make the step up. Gian­luca Vialli told me my per­for­mance that day – against a solid Pre­mier League team – made his mind up about sign­ing me for Chelsea.”

Chelsea 3 Liv­er­pool 0

Oc­to­ber 1, 2000 Pre­mier League

“My first start for Chelsea in the Pre­mier League and my first goal for the club as well. I had a great game in an all-round great team per­for­mance. I set up Jimmy Floyd Has­sel­baink, then scored the third my­self. I was only 22 and it was the first time Chelsea fans saw what I could do.”

Celta Vigo 2 Barcelona 3

Au­gust 28, 2006 La Liga

“It was my league de­but for Barcelona. I was on for 15 min­utes and scored the win­ner, lift­ing the ball over a de­fender’s head and vol­ley­ing it in. The strik­ers are ex­pected to score at Barça so it’s not like I was given cham­pagne and a cake. But I scored the win­ning goal on my Barça de­but – not many peo­ple can say that.”

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