35-Year-Old Jermain Defoe Scores The Goal Of A True Master
Let’s get straight to it. You’ve seen a goal like this before; it’s definitely Marco van Basten-esque. Seasoned Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe utilized nearly 20 years of professional experience to produce the work of a master goalscorer on Saturday, hitting this instinctive but technically perfect half-volley against Crystal Palace in Premier League play.
It’s a goal of the highest quality out of absolutely nothing — given two pieces of string and a stick of gum, Defoe has crafted his own David. It’s his magnum opus, made all the better after Palace’s Christian Benteke had a penalty saved in second half stoppage time to preserve a 2-2 draw for Bournemouth.
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) December 9, 2017