While videos of talented cats have flooded the internet in the past few years, a recent video that showcases the goalkeeping skills of a cat has left social media users impressed.
Shared by YouTuber Chris Dixon on Twitter, the clip features the feline stopping the football from entering into the goal as Dixon kicks it.
Through his post’s caption, Dixon extended a tribute to German footballer Manuel Neuer. “Knew naming him Meownuel Neuer was a mistake,” reads the caption.
Knew naming him Meownuel Neuer was a mistake pic.twitter.com/w3MrwH5Opn— Chris Dixon (@chrismd10) May 18, 2020
Neuer is considered one of the greatest goalkeepers in football. He has won 7 Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich and a Champions League. Playing for his country Germany, Neuer won the FIFA World Cup in 2014.
Since being shared on the micro-blogging site, the cat video has been viewed over 4 million times. Over 1.5 lakh people liked the footage and 40,000 users retweeted the post.
Impressed by the stellar performance of the cat, netizens applauded the goalkeeping skills.
One user said, “I’m a dog person. But this is persuasive.”
I’m a dog person. But this is persuasive...— Talulah Riley (@TalulahRiley) May 18, 2020
Another person said, “I might have to train my dog to compete with this. The next Scott Sterling.”
I might have to train my dog to compete with this..The next scott sterling😂— Joel (@Joel0035) May 19, 2020
Others also reacted to the hilarious video.
Only one player can beat him pic.twitter.com/w3lr8621hP— Usually Tweeting About Football (@tweetsbyjs1) May 18, 2020
Love the way that after every save he just walks away from you in complete disgust! 👌— Matthew Smith 🇪🇺 (@utb_smith) May 18, 2020
Last month, in a similar incident, Norwegian beach volleyball player Mathias Berntsen had shared a video of a dog playing volleyball along with three people on his Instagram account.
In the clip, the dog could be seen perfectly striking the ball and helping its partner to get it to the other side of the net. “Saturday’s pepper session,” read the caption on the video.
Without a doubt, these animals are impressing sports lovers across the world with their skills.