David Platt on how his volley against Belgium changed his life

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  • Published on Jun 29, 2018
  • David Platt on how his volley against Belgium changed his life
    Published: 17:30 EDT, 27 June 2018 | Updated: 05:11 EDT, 28 June 2018 The last time England faced Belgium in the World Cup, it changed David Platt’s life. His stunning late volley in Bologna put Bobby Robson’s team into the quarter-finals and became an abiding image of Italia ’90.Platt was an unlikely hero. He was 24 and winning his eighth England cap when he swiveled to hook in Paul Gascoigne’s free-kick with perfect technique in the final minute of extra-time. What happened next stunned Platt, then of Aston Villa.‘The day after the goal, I had to attend a press conference where there was a table with one chair behind it for me,’ he recalls. The last time England faced Belgium in the World Cup, it changed David Platt’s life Platt's stunning late volley put Bobby Robson’s team into the quarter-finals of Italia '90 Platt admits he was stunned by the increased attention which came after his winning goal‘In front of me were around 500 journalists from around the world. Before then all I w...
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