Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned the English Premier League Player of the Month for September 2021, beating out Liverpool forward Mo Salah. Choosing Cristiano Ronaldo over Mo Salah for the prize is unjust and unfair and, in my opinion, not in the best interests of the game. But why?
Salah's performance in September was far superior to that of Cristiano Ronaldo, and he should have received the prize instead of Cristiano.
Don't get me wrong, Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the best player in the world right now and has achieved a lot more than Mo Salah at the moment. However, as far as September is concerned in the EPL, Mo Salah is the best and deserves the player of the month.
I may not know all the criteria used to ascertain who should win the POTM award, but if it's by the games played as well as the goal scored in September, that is used to reach a decision on the award. Then Mohammed Salah outperformed Ronaldo. In all three matches played in September, Mo Salah was arguably the best.
Mo Salah routinely scored against Leeds United on the 12th, against Crystal Palace on the 18th, and against Brentford on the 25th of September. He routinely scored a wonderful goal to cap a fine month.
Ronaldo on the other hand was only brilliant in his debut match for United against Newcastle, where he scored a brace, and subsequently he scored a goal against West Ham, in which Manchester United struggled before winning the match.
However, in the following match against Aston Villa, Ronaldo did not make any contributions as his team lost 1-0 in the final minutes of the match, and Ronaldo has been on a goal drought since then.
When it comes to contribution and team work, Mo Salah has a better record in September than Cristiano Ronaldo.
So, in my opinion, Cristiano Ronaldo's winning the POTM award for the month of September ahead of Mo Salah is very unfair. I think Mo Salah deserves this one more.
Be gracious and kind in the comments section.
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