‘Monster’ Holland’s choice of Arsenal captain “If you had to pick a player of the year other than me…”
The epic 2022-23 English Premier League season belonged to Elling Holland (22, Manchester City).
The monster was certainly different. Holland had been labelled a goalscoring monster even before he arrived in the Premier League. Having already shown flashes of potential as a teenager playing for Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg, Holland went on to establish himself as a big league striker with Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.
When he pulled on the Manchester City shirt ahead of this season, Holland didn’t need an adjustment period. A completely different environment, league style, and a slightly unorthodox tactical approach hasn’t held him back from becoming one of the world’s best.메이저놀이터
A prolific goalscorer from the opening day of the league, Holland exploded for 13 goals in the first 10 games, including three hat-tricks, to dominate the top scorer’s race early on. His unstoppable goal-scoring streak soon escalated to the point where he could make Premier League history, top scorer or not.
Holland lived up to the hype, scoring 36 goals to finish as top scorer. He broke the record for most goals in a single season in the 38-round Premier League, as well as the previous record for most goals in a 42-game season in English professional football.
Unsurprisingly, Holland dominated the individual awards. He swept the Premier League Secretary’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, as well as the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Male Player of the Year.
It’s a season where there’s no disputing Holland’s supremacy, but Monster insists there was some strong competition. “If I had to pick another player for player of the year, I would say Martin Ødegaard (24, Arsenal) had a really good season,” Holland told William Hill on Tuesday.
The Arsenal captain has been a key part of the Gunners’ dream of winning the Premier League for the first time since 2004. He scored 15 goals and provided seven assists in 37 league games this season. Holland highlighted Ödegaard as the engine of Arsenal’s title challenge.
Of course, friendship plays a big part in the selection. Holland and Ödegaard are from the same country, Norway. They have a lot of experience together as national teammates, but Ödegaard’s performances cannot be ignored, giving the nod to Holland.