Nottingham Forest defender Steve Cook has shared a two-word verdict after Paul Gascoigne scored during a Rangers legends match at Ibrox yesterday.
The former England star was in action. He scored for the Gers with 10 minutes remaining sparking pandemonium in the stands.
Gascoigne is a cult hero of English football. Known for his flamboyance but also his passion, he was viewed as one of the game’s poster boys in the nineties.
Cook is clearly a fan. He arrived at Forest in January and cruelly picked up an injury during a recent 4-0 win over Reading at the City Ground.
Gascoigne proved a nemesis of Forest during the 1991 FA Cup Final. He should have been sent off by referee Roger Milford who bottled the decision and cost Forest the contest.
Still, Gascoigne was a class act on the green bit. He was a wonderful player during his career and he probably should have played more for England.
Cook has proved a decent signing for Forest. Now he’s nursing an injury he’s had plenty of time to catch up on what’s happening in the world of football.
Several teams did legends games with the international break upon us and Forest man Cook marvelled at Gascoigne’s Ibrox showing.
What did Forest defender Cook say about Gascoigne?
Clearly, he found the whole thing rather emotional. Gazza was sensational for Rangers back in the day and was a big part of the team under Walter Smith.
His goal was typical of the man though. It was all in good jest and proved a fitting occasion for the England great.
He initially fluffed his lines but as a goodwill gesture, the defender returned the ball to Gazza.
His tame effort then trickled into the goal with the goalkeeper all ends up.
Cook thought the noise of the fans and Gascoigne’s emotional moment was a nice touch and he summed up his thoughts in two words on Twitter.