One footballer who was looking to do just that on Saturday afternoon was Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee.
The 20-year-old striker is rarely given a chance in the German club’s first-team due to the presence of goalscoring machine, Robert Lewandowski.
But in Bayern’s latest pre-season friendly against Ajax, the Dutchman was handed a starting berth by new manager Julian Nagelsmann.
Sadly, Zirkzee didn’t make the most of his opportunity, with the talented forward producing one of the worst misses we’ve seen in 2021 so far.
In the final few minutes of the first half in Munich, the striker took the ball round Ajax goalkeeper Remko Pasveer and then looked certain to put Bayern 2-1 ahead.
But with an empty goal to aim at, Zirkzee bizarrely decided to take his time before firing the ball into the net, allowing centre-back Per Schuurs to recover and clear the ball for a corner.
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