Tottenham star snubbed from PFA Player of the Year shortlist despite golden season

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Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has inexplicably not been named among the six nominees for the PFA Player of the Year award for the 2021/22 campaign.

Son finished the season with 23 goals in the Premier League, which was enough to see him share the Golden Boot with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

The South Korean’s tally is even more impressive considering that he notched up those numbers without scoring a single penalty.

However, despite firing Tottenham back into the Champions League, the 29-year-old has not been named on the six-man shortlist for the 2022 Men’s PFA Player of the Year award.

The six-man list included Son’s Tottenham teammate Harry Kane, Liverpool trio Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bryne.

Spurs Web Opinion

I am surprised that there is so much outrage at this decision. The PFA award lost all credibility in my eyes way back in 2009 when Ryan Giggs won it despite starting just 12 league games in the 2008/09 season.

The reality is that Premier League players do not necessarily watch a lot of games. The Football Writers award, for all its flaws, is much more prestigious than the PFA one.

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