They talk of his strike rate
It seems impossible to me.
And as I never saw him play
The facts and figures are all I have.
They talk of Wembley in 1953
And how he and Kocsis and Hidegkuti
Taught England a lesson
They didn’t think they needed.
They talk of the European Cup Final
With that famous 7-3.
One of the Whites under the lights
Of Hampden Park.
They talk of the World Cup in 1954.
In the Fritz Walter Weather
And just not fully fit
The biggest prize eludes him.
If they remember you when you’ve lost the World Cup
Then that must mean something…
Maybe winning wasn’t all that important
If still they talk.