Attacker Sargis Adamyan from Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln was stunned after his almost impossible miss.
“I thought that couldn’t be. But you have to keep going,” said the Armenian after the 0: 2 (0: 1) at Hertha BSC, in which he free-standing the ball from three meters over a few minutes after the Berlin goal scored the empty goal.
“The ball bounces a bit. I hit it with the instep but wanted to hit it with the inside – and then it just goes over the goal,” explained Adamyan. It has nothing to do with a lack of luck, “it just has to go in,” he emphasized.
FC coach Steffen Baumgart took the miss with humor. The coach was asked whether he had seen anything like this before. “Yes, when I was a striker,” Baumgart joked and then defended his attacker: “We don’t have to evaluate the scene. That’s annoying for us, of course, but we don’t have to do that much with it.”