Jesse Lingard named Player of the Month

Fri 14 May 2021 | 12:56

The English star has had a fantastic performance since joining West Ham.

West Ham striker Jesse Lingard has been named Premier League Player of the Month and Steve Bruce named Manager of the Month.

Lingard, who left Manchester United on loan to join

West Ham

, has scored four goals in four league games in April. Having moved to West Ham since February, he has managed to increase his Premier League goalscoring tally to nine. The exceptional goal he scored against Wolverhampton also earned him the title of Goal of the month.

The 28-year-old midfielder did not play in the Premier League until mid-season at Manchester United, but his move to West Ham culminated in 12 goals in four months.

The English star said:

"I was going into games happy sitting on the bench, and that's not me. My mind wasn't there, I wasn't focused at all.

"I opened up to United and told them what I was going through, what my mum was going through, and they're always there to help.

"I've had other doctors that have helped which has been brilliant and, during the lockdown, I got my head together.

"I feel lockdown has transitioned me in a way. I watch my old games back, the World Cup games and the old games I used to play, and I think, 'yeah, that's the real Jesse Lingard'."

Steve Bruce also won 2 and drew 2 of his 4 games in April to reduce his risk of relegation to


. In a season when club ownership has been uncertain, there has been a lot of criticism of Bruce for Newcastle's performance. However, the 60-year-old coach was able to change the situation in favor of his team with the good results he has achieved in recent weeks.

"I'm a football manager. It's what I do and I'm not ready to retire yet, so you have to dust yourself down, have a thick skin at times,"

he said.

"As I said, I'm nowhere near ready to retire just yet, so I'll crack on to the best of my ability."

source: SportMob

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