Ever since that Brazil vs Portugal Nike advert in 2004, we’ve all been a little bit bit obsessive about nutmegs.
It’s such a easy pleasure, placing the ball by way of another person’s legs.
Designed to humiliate, the act have to be adopted by a proud declaration of your most popular phrase.
‘MEGS’ or ‘NUTS’ – relying on which a part of the nation you’re from. ‘OLE’ for those who’re Luis Figo or Roberto Carlos.
It’s a convention which extends to the peak of our sport. Whereas Tottenham might have completed seventh within the Premier League final time period, they may quickly be prime the place it actually issues: the nutmeg desk.
With Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Kane, Spurs ought to take the crown each season. Keep in mind that time Alli nutmegged a referee?
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 6, 2020
However regardless of a giant exhibiting from Kane with eight, they completed fourth in 2020/21 on 34 nutmegs, whereas Fulham, Leeds and Manchester United shared the title with 35.
For the Pink Devils, that was primarily all the way down to Marcus Rashford, who delivered double the nutmegs of some other participant within the league with 21 on his personal.
Nevertheless, Tottenham will mount a robust problem to reclaim glory this upcoming season with the approaching arrival of Bryan Gil.
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The Sevilla ahead, who spent final season on mortgage at Eibar, is predicted to hitch Spurs in a swap deal which might see Erik Lamela head to Spain.
Regardless of being 20, Gil is one thing of a throwback: a type of wingers who simply likes to take individuals on.
The Spaniard, a part of his nation’s Olympic squad this summer time, might nutmeg a mermaid and registered the identical quantity as Lionel Messi in La Liga final season.
Whereas Kane was the sixth most prolific megger of nuts within the Premier League, Gil completed seventh within the Spanish top-flight alongside Messi.
Let’s not neglect, Alli as soon as achieved 14 nutmegs within the 2016/17 season, whereas Ndombele bagged six with Lyon in 2018/19.
Primarily, Spurs are very properly positioned to win the title subsequent season. Type of.