“How can this be!”…Son Heung-min below Mitoma in EPL ‘best winger’ rankings?
A ranking has been released that doesn’t make a lot of sense. Many soccer fans are calling it ridiculous.
The controversial ranking is the “Top 15” list of the best wingers in the English Premier League (EPL), which was released by the UK’s GiveMeSports on July 21.
“The EPL has seen some of the best wingers in its history, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Eden Hazard, and there are still some outstanding players in the EPL today. To find out who they are, we’ve ranked the 15 best EPL wingers of all time.”
In a shocking ranking, Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who is consistently rated as one of the best wingers in the EPL, is ranked ninth. This was due to his poor performance last season.
“Heung-min is one of the best wingers not only in the EPL, but globally. Unfortunately, his performances have taken a hit as of late, and it remains to be seen if he will ever return to the heights he once reached,” the publication said of Son’s drop in form.
“With Harry Kane’s departure from Tottenham, Son has more responsibility. He can be one of the best players in the world once again. It may be asking too much at the age of over 30, but he will be one of the best wingers in England, at least.”
Even more shocking is Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton & Hove Albion), who is ranked higher than Son Heung-min. He’s ranked eighth. No matter how bad Son has been lately, it doesn’t make sense to rank him below Mitoma.
The outlet concludes, “The winger has really come out of nowhere. The Japanese winger has taken the EPL by storm. Mitoma’s move to Brighton is one of the best transfers in recent memory. It’s confusing to think that just two years ago he was playing in the J-League. It’s great to see how much of an impact he has had on the team.”
“After scoring 10 goals in his first season as a key member of Brighton’s squad, he has returned to form this season. He already has one goal and two assists in his first two games this season. Mitoma is definitely one of the most impressive wingers in the game.” And that’s after just one season and two more games this season. That’s not counting league consistency, which is the most important aspect of being the best.
The rest of the rankings are: 15th Brian Mbemo (Brentford), 14th Jerrod Bowen (West Ham), 13th Miguel Almiron (Newcastle), 12th Michael Oliseh (Crystal Palace), 11th Moussa Diaby (Aston Villa), 10th Harvey Barnes (Newcastle), 7th Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), 6th Phil Foden (Manchester City), 5th Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), 4th Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), 3rd Jack Grealish (Manchester City), and 2nd Xherdan Shaqiri (Arsenal).
The much-anticipated number one spot went to Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).
The publication concluded, “No other player could be number one. Salah has been dazzling since joining Liverpool in 2017. He was regularly the best winger in the EPL and one of the best in the world. His goal-scoring prowess was unrivaled, and over the past six years, no player has been more important to the team than Salah. He was the most important player in Liverpool’s golden era. Even in his disappointing seasons, he was more impressive than most wingers at their peak. There’s no question he was the best.” 메이저사이트