The nominations for the UNFP Trophies for the 2022-2023 season make people cringe even before the verdict.
The happy finalists for the UNFP Trophies for the 2022-2023 financial year, elected by the college of professional players, have been known since Tuesday evening. With here and there some inconsistencies raised. If the Parisians and the Lensois, currently appearing in the first two places of the elite, are well represented, other collectives may regret not being more embodied. This is the case for OM in particular, whose only ambassadors are Igor Tudor in the coaching category and Pau Lopez among the goalkeepers.
« In Marseille, it is unanimous. His exceptional season, whose statistics do not say everything (14 goals and 3 assists in Ligue 1), was not enough to be one of the nominees for the UNFP Trophy for the best player in the championship. Key element of Igor Tudor, Alexis Sanchez, like also Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), is one of the big absentees from this listdeplores La Provence. It includes Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi (PSG), Jonathan David (Lille), Seko Fofana and Loïs Openda (Lens). »
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A surprise shared by Le Progrès, which also underlines that the ” second best scorer in Ligue 1 with 25 goals behind Kylian Mbappé (26) with three games remaining, Alexandre Lacazette, is not among the five nominated for the UNFP trophy for best Ligue 1 player of the season. “And the editorial staff of 20 Minutes point out another potential injustice:” For the second season in a row, the French champion coach is not even part of the list of the five best Ligue 1 coaches according to his peers. This is the misadventure that happened to the so criticized PSG technicians Mauricio Pochettino in 2021-2022 then Christophe Galtier this year. »
« Other choices for the ceremony, organized on May 28 by the union of professional footballers, challenge, especially to crown the best player of the seasoncontinues the aroused publication. This title […] thus has two major absentees in the five named. We think of Alexandre Lacazette (25 goals and 4 assists), absolute leader of an Olympique Lyonnais (7th) who would be (even more) lost without him. Just like Alexis Sanchez, with a more modest statistical line (14 goals and 3 assists) but with undeniable influence on OM (3rd) still in the race for direct qualification in the Champions League. […] Like what individual ceremonies in football are almost always accompanied by oddities. »