Home Sports Kasabian star Serge Pizzorno talks to Geoff Shreeves about playing for Nottingham Forest’s youth team and getting carried away while supporting his beloved Leicester and their screamer at Soccer Aid 2012.

Kasabian star Serge Pizzorno talks to Geoff Shreeves about playing for Nottingham Forest’s youth team and getting carried away while supporting his beloved Leicester and their screamer at Soccer Aid 2012.

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Kasabian frontman Serge Pizzorno has spoken to Geoff Shreeves about his love of Leicester City and his days as a Nottingham Forest youth star.

It is widely considered the best goal ever scored by a celebrity on Soccer AM.

Live on Sky Sports’ morning show, Kasabian star Serge Pizzorno threw the ball before hitting it into a small hoop, while wearing a famous pair of winklepickers.

But the musician, 43, confessed his astonishing skill, which has been viewed millions of times online, was not as impressive as everyone thinks.

Speaking to Geoff Shreeves on his Football, Music and Me podcast, Serge revealed that he wasn’t actually wearing winklepickers and had in fact deliberately worn more sensible footwear – a pair of Clarks desert boots.

He said: “We’d played in Paris the night before and had a few beers in the back of the tour bus.”

Kasabian frontman Serge Pizzorno has spoken to Geoff Shreeves about his love of Leicester City and his days as a Nottingham Forest youth star.

Pizzorno (second from left) and Kasabian have a huge affinity with football. In the photo: at the FIFA The Best awards in 2018

Pizzorno (second from left) and Kasabian have a huge affinity with football. In the photo: at the FIFA The Best awards in 2018

Pizzorno carries a Leicester flag on his shoulders while performing during the club's 2016 Premier League title parade.

Pizzorno carries a Leicester flag on his shoulders while performing during the club’s 2016 Premier League title parade.

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Kasabian had an overnight trip back to London to film the Sky Sports show, but that didn’t stop the band from getting stuck on the bus.

They were told, ‘Oh, you have to be there at like 7 in the morning.’ We thought, “Shit, we might as well, you know…” So we definitely had a few beers.

And at that point I said, “I’m going to try something tomorrow.” You have to try something.

“I wore Clark’s desert boots because I purposely knew they were the best shoes you could have without looking desperate.

“You don’t want to appear in the World Cup [football boots], you know what I mean? You can’t seem to take it too seriously.

“I’m probably going to kill a lot of people’s dreams there, but he wasn’t wearing Winklepickers… Every time I see him, I say, ‘How come no one realized they’re not Winklepickers?'”

Pizzorno spoke about his incredible goal he scored on Soccer AM and his soccer upbringing

Pizzorno spoke about his incredible goal he scored on Soccer AM and his soccer upbringing

The star was on the books of Nottingham Forest from the age of 10 to 13, when all he wanted was to play for his beloved Leicester City.

He told Geoff: “I used to wear my Leicester socks under my Forest kit, just so I knew I wasn’t being too disloyal.”

“At that time Forest were a decent team. You know, they were in the Premier League.

“I remember one night I was playing for Forest, I scored, I dodged someone and I scored, a stubbed toe, and the coach went crazy like he was shouting, ‘You don’t do it… That’s not how… “I thought: “I scored, right?”

‘I was watching Bebeto and Romario, you know what I mean, I was coming from that angle. And then she dragged me and yelled at me. I remember thinking then, “This is probably not for me.” I definitely thought that football was more of a kind of entertainment and I liked that.

“I think they would have called me a luxury player. A bit like Berbatov. I didn’t quite fit in.

Pizzorno jokingly compared himself to Dimitar Berbatov when he was a youth player at Forest

He said he was a 'luxury player' like the former Manchester United star

Pizzorno jokingly compared himself to Dimitar Berbatov when he was a youth player at Forest

Serge, whose band released a new summer anthem this week titled Coming Back To Me For Good, has been a loyal Leicester supporter all his life and admits he got carried away at some away games.

He said: “We played against Chelsea [away] In the cup. We were in the first division and we were up 2-0 or maybe 2-1. We ended up losing 4-2, but I was with all my teammates and I had a few beers, a few too many beers.

And I ended up stealing the Christmas tree from the reception in Chelsea. So I was running down King’s Road with a tree and I could hear the Christmas light socket shaking and then the stewards were touching me and saying, “Oh mate, you’ve got our Christmas tree.”

And I was like, “Oh, sorry, buddy.” But it’s that thing in football where you just lose your mind, right?

Serge also scored a goal at Soccer Aid in 2012, when he brought down David Seaman at Old Trafford during the celebrity football charity match.

The 43-year-old is still on cloud nine after scoring a stunning goal for the Rest of the World during Soccer Aid in 2012.

The 43-year-old is still on cloud nine after scoring a stunning goal for the Rest of the World during Soccer Aid in 2012.

He recalled: “So, I’m on the left side of Old Trafford, 80,000, full and my back is not in the best condition.” Then Freddie Ljungberg has the ball and played it to the end.

“I kept my career, I stayed out of it and I got through it. I don’t remember the defender now, but the defender is fast. Could have been Des Walker

‘My back is in good condition, so I’m not going to go around it. So as soon as the ball leaves Ljungberg’s foot, I say, “I’m going to hit this because I’m not going to dodge it.”

And I realized that David Seaman was a little off. You know, you have in your head what you want to do. But it never works. But this time, I hit him, and I did it slowly. I thought, “You know what? That went in!” And he has touched the net.

‘I entered another dimension. The adrenaline just, bang, just hit me. So I turn around and then Clarence Seedorf was there, Freddie Ljungberg, Mike Myers and then Will Ferrell. And I thought, ‘Is this getting any weirder?’

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