Laurent Blanc stopped short of formally endorsing Stephanie Roche's claim to the title of goal of the year, but he was unafraid to wax lyrical about the now iconic strike.
Larry described the goal in that dreamy, poetic way, as only the French can. He called it 'very beautiful and magnificent' but then went on to criticise the crowd at the Peamount United-Wexford Youths game on that fateful day 14 months ago. They didn't generate enough of an atmosphere, according to Blanc.
It's beautiful, magnificent, pity there wasn't more of an atmosphere (crowd) to celebrate it a bit more.
I don't know if she's going to win the prize, we'll see, but her goal is very beautiful, if it had been in a Champions League final (women) or in a match with 100,000 spectators it would have caused a sensation.
The French are big fans of the Roche goal, with Christian Karembeu declaring the goal his favourite on the FIFA telecast, announcing the nominees.