‘Wissam also deserves a trophy’: Selfless Kylian Mbappe insists Monaco star Ben Yedder deserves share of Ligue 1 Golden Boot after PSG star was given the award despite scoring the SAME amount of goals as his rival
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- Mbappe and Ben Yedder both scored 18 goals but PSG striker was given award
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Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has claimed that Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder deserves a share of the Ligue 1 Golden Boot.
After the Ligue 1 season was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mbappe was officially given the Golden Boot, despite having scored the same number of goals – 18 – as Ben Yedder.
The reasoning behind the decision was that all of Mbappe’s goals were from open play, while three of Ben Yedder’s strikes were from the penalty spot.
Kylian Mbappe believes Wissam Ben Yedder deserves a share of the Ligue 1 Golden Boot
Mbappe tweeted that Ben Yedder deserves recognition for his efforts in the same way that Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shared the Premier League Golden Boot last season after they all scored 22 goals each.
Mbappe wrote on Twitter: “Thank you all for your messages. I do think that Wissam also deserves a trophy, as it did in the Premier League last season to reward his year.’
Ben Yedder and Mbappe both scored 18 goals but the PSG striker was given the Golden Boot
Mbappe also won the Golden Boot last season as he scored 29 goals in 33 appearances.
PSG were awarded the Ligue 1 title having been 12 points clear of their closest challengers Marseille.
Ben Yedder was in his first season at Monaco having joined the club from Sevilla last summer.