Traveling this Saturday at the 19th Premier League, Norwich, Manchester City will cross the road of the best player of the month of August, Teemu Pukki.

And the winner is … Teemu Pukki. The news and fallen this Friday afternoon, the star of this English start is neither Sterling nor Salah but the Finn 29 years. The explanation is simple, Pukki stacks the records since his free transfer to the Norwich side in July 2018 and carries the Canary Islands on his shoulders with a disconcerting ease. In four league games, the native of Kotka (Finland) is involved on 100% of the goals of his team (5 goals, 1 assist). What makes him the second co-top scorer in the Premier League (behind Aguero [6] and tied with Sterling [5]), and the second player in history to score five times in those first three appearances in the English elite after Pavel Pogrebnyak. An unassailable statistical report to which is added the way since Pukki scored pawns against Liverpool and Chelsea, but also and especially a hat-trick against Newcastle. Best of all, the first goal against the Magpies is a marvel, selected for the trophy of the most beautiful goal of the month in the Premier League.

The click in Denmark

But this sparkling form – which today enjoys the best possible exhibition scene with the Premier League – is not new. It was in the Danish first division, at Brondby IF, that the striker gave a new impetus to his career. After a sinuous course started at home in Kotka (FC Koo TeePee), before driving him to Seville, HJK Helsinki, Schalke 04 or Celtic without really making an impression. If his statistics are interesting in Denmark (70 goals in 161 games), Pukki however retains the label of a good "minor" championship player.

Carrow Road acquired to its cause

An image that he sent waltzing last season. At the Carrow Road boarders, Pukki walks the Championship. In 43 games, he scored 29 goals and 9 assists. Which earned him to be voted best second division player. In its wake, Norwich is sacred thanks to an enticing game and has the best attack (93 goals). Perfect integration, on and off the pitch, for those who say they have found "a family" and the "best cloakroom" he has known in the East of England. A love that the fans give him well with a song to his glory entitled "Teemu Pukki Baby" on the air of Do not you want me, the British group The Human League. And this success also reflects in selection. During the international break, the striker (76 caps, 20 goals) offered a valuable victory against his side against Greece (1-0), before shining in front of Italy despite a short defeat (2-1). ). Results that allow the Huuhkajat ("Great Owls Owls") to truster the second place in Group J with three points ahead of Armenia, third, and dream of participation in the next Euro. The opportunity, too, for Pukki to shine in the eyes of all.

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