Kasami’s Stunner Better than Van Basten’s Euro 88 Volley – Says Martin Jol.

Fulham coach Martin Jol insists Patjim Kasami’s stunning volley against Crystal Palace was better than Marco van Basten’s legendary volley for the Netherlands against the former Soviet Union in the final of Euro 88.

You need to see the beauty of both strikes. Meanwhile, midfielder Kasami scored an absolutely stunner-of-a-goal on Monday night as the Cottagers beat Palace 4-1 at Selhaust Park.

The Swiss chested a long pass on the run before angling a volley past Cardiff goalkeeper Julian Speroni to level scores for Jol’s side after Adrian Mariappa’s early header put the Eagles ahead.

Patjim Kasami Celebrates With Teammates.
Patjim Kasami Celebrates With Teammates.

Steve Sidwell followed suit with a superb 25-yard volley of his own, before Dimitar Berbatov and Philip Senderos completed the 4-goal triumph.

Fulham moved up to 14th on the Premier League standing after fighting back to secure victory in a match not lacking of top class strikes.

“It was unbelievably important to get a result. It was a game of importance for Palace too but we needed the three points.”

“The goal we conceded was sickening but we showed some response and a fantastic Patjim Kasami goal with his wrong foot. I haven’t seen him do that before,” an elated Jol said after the match.

Kasami’s goal drew comparisons with Van Basten’s Euro 88 volley and this is what Jol- a Dutchman himself- had to say:
Watch Patjim Kasami’s Goal Here.
“It was better than people think because he had to control the ball on his chest and then put it in the other corner, it was a really good goal from a talented boy.

“Marco van Basten’s goal was totally different and you can’t compare the two but this one was better! He had to sprint 30 yards, take a touch and then score; it is one of the goals of the season.”

Kasami was thrilled with his strike, which he voted the best of his career.

“To be honest I have never scored a better goal,” says the 21-year-old Swiss. “It was an unbelievable goal and I am very pleased. I ran into the space and the pass was perfect.”