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Bale Has No Clue Where His Free Kicks Go
Goal.com, April 30th, 2013 12:54PM

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As he was accepting his Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year trophies for this season, Tottenham winger Gareth Bale opened up about his free-kick technique, admitting that he doesn’t know how so many of his free kicks end up flying into the back of the net.

"It's hard to explain what I do,” Bale told reporters. “You use everything -- the valve on the ball, pressing it down into the floor, everything. Then you just keep practicing the technique and I've been practicing it for a while now. I think the first one to do it was [New York Red Bulls midfielder] Juninho [Pernambucano] at Lyon. Obviously [Real Madrid forward Cristiano] Ronaldo then took it to the next level. It's something that works but do I know what the ball is going to do? No - I haven't a clue!"

He added, "You can hit it right and then it goes left. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it looks stupid, but it's obviously a great weapon to have. It's one of those things that can be the best thing in the world or the worst. Hopefully I can score a few more goals from it."

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