The Real Banksy recreates That Save against Pele
Gordon Banks immortalized in Banksy-style mural as the world's greatest ever save is saluted ahead of World Cup opener
Last Updated: 11/06/14 4:21pm
Gordon Banks and The Football Pools have recreated his famous save against Pele at the 1970 World Cup finals through a Banksy-style drawing to create a good luck film to the England team.
Recalling the save against Brazil’s number 10, the 1966 World Cup winner says: "I had to make up a lot of ground to get to my right hand post, it was a great header low to my right and Pele, like the rest of the world watching including myself, thought it was a goal.
"I got a strong hand to it, but when I looked up to my right I assumed to see it in the net and couldn’t believe it when I saw it bouncing towards the perimeter boards."
Banks, 76 returned to The Britannia Stadium to help create the good luck film to the England team which included a stencil style image of the save and a voiceover wishing his luck to Roy Hodgson’s team.
Looking ahead to England’s chances Banks believes Joe Hart is the right man between the posts ahead of England’s opener:
"Joe Hart is our number one and has been since the 2010 World Cup and I personally wouldn’t want anyone else in goal for us at this tournament. I think we have a great chance to get out of the group and then who knows, the lads just need to enjoy the experience."
Gordon Banks and The Football Pools have created a good luck video message to the England team, view it at www.youtube.com/footballpools