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Pienaar: I'd Have Picked De Bruyne Over Salah For Player Of The Year

Steven Pienaar: I'd Have Picked Kevin De Bruyne Over Mohamed Salah For Player Of The Year

By Keegan Kruger - Apr 24, 2018 11:26 AM @KeeganKruger

Former Bafana Bafana star Steven Pienaar says he would have picked Kevin De Bruyne ahead of Mohamed Salah for the PFA Player of the Year award.

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The Belgian playmaker, who was nominated along with Leroy Sane, David Silva, Harry Kane, Dele Alli and David de Gea for the prize, was pipped to the award by the Egyptian superstar, who became only the second African in history to be named the Player of the Year.  

Pienaar, now an international ambassador for his former club Everton, believes that De Bruyne's contribution to Manchester City's league title triumph has been immense and warranted him winning the award.  

"It's difficult, obviously, as they're having the best seasons of their lives at the moment," the South African told ESPN.

"For me, personally, I'd go for Kevin De Bruyne. He obviously doesn't score as many goals as Mo Salah, but he's very important for Manchester City, for the way they play, and he creates a lot of goals from the midfield.

"There's something special (about De Bruyne) and I think Kevin would get my vote if I had one."

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De Bruyne has made 49 appearances for the Citizens so far this season, scoring 12 goals and assisting a further 20 strikes.

Did you think Salah is a deserved winner of the Player of the Year award? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Dabold Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Dabold Apr 28, 2018 09:02 AM
I love salah and he's scoring beautiful goals and I am proud of him since he is an African but somehow I agree with Steve! De bruyne also deserve that award he has done well! I hate man city like liverpool and love man-u!
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Anti_komphela Apr 25, 2018 01:32 PM
Not surprised because Africans don't like each other
sekaNale Joined: 27 Jan 2011
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sekaNale Apr 24, 2018 05:51 PM
What else would you have said having played for Everton??????
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Raseala Apr 24, 2018 05:43 PM
I think salary deserve it..why can't we jst be happy for our fellow African? Planar failed us n now he s talking too much..
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 24, 2018 02:24 PM
Is Pienaar staying in Mamelodi, Atridgevill or Soshanguve this days? Nyaope is not good please go to rehab jealous Stev
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sikadea Apr 24, 2018 02:06 PM
Mxnmmm Pienaar is just being jelous here because he was just useless in epl than an african Mo salah. even KDB voted for Mo. i would also not be surprised even if Mo wins the Baloon becase he has been in great form more than messi and RONALDO SO FAR THIS SEASON
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Nick#10 Apr 24, 2018 01:57 PM
Salah is 10 times better then he was pinaar is useless
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nazzi the second Apr 24, 2018 12:53 PM
you played for everton , so it's in football nature not to promote your main rivals in public,
MacDaddie Joined: 09 Feb 2014
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MacDaddie Apr 24, 2018 12:45 PM
Mo Salah is the man for me
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sfijo Apr 24, 2018 12:41 PM
This guy is always on Salah"s case
Romeo Maps88 Joined: 15 Sep 2017
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Romeo Maps88 Apr 24, 2018 12:27 PM
African or not.... The truth is Debruyne deserved it more.
chaledi Joined: 22 Sep 2015
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chaledi Apr 24, 2018 11:57 AM
Driven by Racism. Just because Salah is African.
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Faysal Apr 24, 2018 11:50 AM
Mohamed salah

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