If only it was League and Champions League, it would have been the ultimate double. But for Van Persie, in a season where we lost four key men in Cesc, Nasri, Wilshere & Diaby – it took a special effort to lift us to a level where we can compete, and Van The Man has done that no end!
The Dutch striker today was named 2012 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association and yesterday, he was named Player’s Player of the Year 2012. Today’s award is by Journalists and publications and the Player’s Player of the Year Award is by players – winning both, surely shows that he is by far the best player in the league.
Chief football writer at The People and FWA chairman Steve Bates, said:
“Robin was the overwhelming choice of our members this season and deservedly so after a magnificent campaign for Arsenal. The quality of his goals, attacking movement and consistency in a turbulent season for the Gunners has been eye-catching. The considerable size of his majority in the votes cast by our members reflected the general view that he has been the season’s most outstanding individual performer.
And this tops off yesterday’s accolade.
Winning the PFA award, for any player is an amazing feat, and a sign of class & respect from fellow pros.
Van Persie was very touched at yesterday’s award and said:
“If other people are saying it, it is special, but it is even more special if your opponents are saying it. It is very special because you are playing against them week in week out and every single player does everything to win. In the end, if they make up their minds that I am the best player it is a big honour.”
He was also keen to give the thumbs up to his team mates:
“Without them I could not have achieved it. “For example Theo Walcott, he has given me more than 12 assists and I do really appreciate that.”
In life, you have to realise where you are, how you got there, and who helps you to get there.
And for those of you who love the game, you’ll most likely play the game. Pro Evo, that is… and PES2013 is out soon, and the trailers are out now…
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Tottz is back tomorrow for his Wednesday digest – here’s to see Barcelona or Chelsea thump Chelsea or Barcelona (depending on what floats your boat)…