Casual Scorpion Kick Will Have You Wrongly Believing That You Can Do It Too
Incredible goals by young talents are frequently accompanied by the phrase “remember the name,” and that’s the case here for 21-year-old FC Groningen winger Cyril Ngonge.
The Belgium youth international’s star has been steadily rising over the last few years, beginning with a successful loan spell with Jong PSV in the Dutch second division to engineer a move to the Eredivisie’s RKC Waalwijk for the 2020-21 campaign.
The club finished 15th — one spot above the relegation zone — but Ngonge provided five goals and two assists in 20 appearances, leading to a $220,000 move to Groningen back on July 2.
He’s since been the division’s breakthrough player in 2021-22 with six goals in 10 games, including a current run of scoring in three straight matches. Against AZ Alkmaar on Sunday, Ngonge scored the opener in the 20th minute with a scorpion kick that was heinously nonchalant.
As an inverted right-winger, it’s no surprise to see that he’s got the left foot of a god. (Don’t forget that Groningen is the club that produced Arjen Robben.)
The GOAL of the week!!!Cyril Ngonge (Groningen) scored this BEAUTY in their 2-0 win over AZ Alkmaar pic.twitter.com/331e9xsdBD
— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) October 25, 2021
Groningen would win the match 2-0 to escape the relegation zone. Ajax is currently leading the table with 25 points from 10 games, followed by PSV on 21. Ajax beat PSV 5-0 on Sunday, so we probably already know who’s winning the Eredivisie.