Leeds have announced their player of the month for September and it has gone to Pierre-Michel Lasogga. I have previously awarded the same player with our #PAS player of the month and his new watch and 62% of the votes from fans will certainly boost his confidence.
The watch will probably means little to someone as passionate as Lasogga. He won the award in a month where he played the day after his daughter was born, despite being in a different country, scored three goals, grabbed two assists and put in some very strong performances. His transition from the Bundesliga, or no football since November really to the rough and tumble of the Championship has been seamless and he looks to be going from strength to strength in a Leeds United shirt. The departure of Chris Wood went and wasn’t really worried about because days later Lasogga smashed home one at each end of Elland Road on his debut.
Lasogga wiped the floor with the other candidates for the player of the month in reality and for me he was the only option for the award. Samu Saiz was also very good but Lasogga’s impact on the squad was fantastic. I genuinely think he will get many of the goals that Chris Wood got us and the others around him will make up that number and many more. He also adds another dimension to the team because where we often went long to Chris Wood Lasogga wants in into his feet, in the channels and in behind. We have seen three very different goals since he arrived and he also assisted both Stuart Dallas and Samu Saiz in very different ways at home to Birmingham City.