Date: 1st October 2008 at 1:57pm
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Dimitar Berbatov described his second goal as nothing else but a tap-in… Well, I fear his brain have been addled by the joy of scoring the first one…

“It`s a goal like any other,” he said. “It was a tap-in and that was it, 3-0.”

So, a brilliant volley that flies straight into the net from 12 yards is a tap-in? Oh well. Trezeguet’s winner at Euro 2000 was a tap-in then, as Zidane’s Champions League decider in 2002… which Berbatov witnessed in person as he was a member of the Leverkusen side which lost that final after knocking out United in the semis.

His extreme coolness is a tad exaggerated here: there’s nothing shameful about being happy about a goal. It wasn’t the greatest goal of all time but to call it a tap-in… a joke, really.