Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has been awarded sixth place in the running to win the Kopa 2021, while Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood claimed fifth.
I believe the voting is done the same way as the Ballon D’Or, with journalists from around Europe all given the opportunity to vote, but I can’t comprehend how Greenwood could come into the thinking ahead of Saka after watching our youngster star for England as well as Arsenal.
It seems crazy to me, but I also can’t figure out how Lionel Messi won this year’s award either, with just one Ligue 1 goal since joining Paris Saint-Germain this summer, and with just one Copa Del Rey won last season with Barcelona…
A 6th place finish for @BukayoSaka87 ✅
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 29, 2021
It is nice for Saka to get recognition regardless of some questionable decisions in the voting, as I believe this was the least that he deserved.