Son Heung-min shares his thoughts on being named the September Player of the Month.
The Premier League (PL) announced the September Player of the Month through its official channels on September 13 (KST). The winner is Son Heung-min, who has become Tottenham Hotspur’s new “captain” this season and has made an impact at center forward instead of his usual left winger position. With six goals in the month of September alone, he was highly regarded and beat out some stiff competition for the award.
As mentioned, the competition was stiff. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Julian Alvarez (Manchester City), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Olly Watkins (Aston Villa), and Pedro Neto (Wolverhampton Wanderers) were the main contenders.
All of them were among the top performers in the month of September. Mohamed Salah is more than just a ‘goal scorer’, he’s a helper too, with two goals and two assists in four games in September. Julian Alvarez proved his worth as a ‘contender’ and not just a ‘backup’ to Elling Holland. He had two goals and three assists in September alone.
Bowen also made a huge impact. He scored a goal against Luton Town on the first day of September to lead the team to a 2-1 victory, followed by back-to-back goals against Liverpool and Sheffield United. Trippier is the only defender on the roster. Although he didn’t score, he was a tactical key to the team’s playmaking at the back with his trademark kicking ability.
Watkins is a case of explosion on the last day of September. After scoring one goal in three games against Liverpool, Crystal Palace, and Chelsea, he scored three goals and provided one assist, including a hat trick against Brighton, in a 6-1 thrashing. This performance alone showed the qualities that earned him a nomination for September’s Player of the Month. Neto is the real ace in the hole for Wolverhampton and is considered the best winger in the PL this season. One goal and three assists in four games. What he lacks in attacking points, he makes up for in impact, especially against Man City, where his trademark dribbling kept City’s stout defense on their toes.
However, none of them were able to get past Son Heung-min. That’s because he’s the most important player on the team in terms of attacking points, impact, and club presence.
This was Son’s fourth Player of the Month honor in his career. After winning his first award in September 2016, he was named Player of the Month in April 2017 and October 2020. Now honored once again after a three-year hiatus, Son joins the likes of Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, and Frank Lampard. 토토사이트
Son accepted the award in South Korea. He is currently in South Korea for an A-League match. In a video, he thanked the fans for their support. He said, “I’m currently in Korea to fulfill my national team schedule. I got the news here that I was named PL Player of the Month. I want to thank everyone for their support. I hope we can keep up our good form. I can’t wait to see you all at the next Fulham game.”
Fans have known about Son’s award for some time.