Darren Bent Makes A Bold Claim Involving Cristiano Ronaldo And Salah In PFA Team Of The Year. Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent believes Son Heung Min should have been included in the PFA squad of the year ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah.
The PFA squad of the year includes Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, and Mohamed Salah, 29. In the front three, they are joined by Sadio Mane who is 30 years old.
The experienced Manchester United striker scored 18 goals in 30 Premier League games and was one of the few bright spots in a disappointing season for the Red Devils. Salah, on the other hand, concluded the season as the league’s equal top scorer with Son Heung Min, with 23 goals.
Bent is perplexed as to why Son Heung Min was left out of the team, despite the fact that he believes Son had a stronger season than Ronaldo and Mane, who combined for 16 league goals.
“I think he had better seasons than two out of that three and there’s an argument he’s better than all three. I would have had Son ahead of Ronaldo, I would have Son ahead of Mane.” He told Talksport.
Bent then made a comparison between Son’s season and Salah’s, saying;
“That leaves Salah and they both shared the Golden boot. You’d have to say and I think Liverpool fans will have to agree, the last part of the season, Salah didn’t have a good end to the season. I think he was quite poor.”
Bent thinks Son was consistent throughout the campaign.
“The fact that Son was quite consistent, i remember Son scoring against Manchester City at the very start of the season. The fact that he’s been completely overlooked by his peers (shakes head).”
👏 “I’d have Son ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mané…”
🏆 “Him & Salah shared the Golden Boot. Salah didn’t have a good end to the season, I thought he was quite poor.”
Darren Bent says he’d have selected Heung Min-Son over Sadio Mané & Cristiano Ronaldo for TOTY pic.twitter.com/FE1czMUK2V
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Given Son Heung Min’s outstanding season for Tottenham Hotspur, Darren Bent’s remarks are absolutely valid. The South Korean forward has been in excellent form for Spurs, helping the club finish in the top four.