Mbappe believes Ben Yedder also deserves Ligue 1 golden boot award


Ligue 1 golden boot winner Kylian Mbappe believes he should share the award with Wissam Ben Yedder after the pair finished on 18 goals apiece.

Mbappe was named the French league’s top goalscorer on Thursday after the season was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus.

The PSG striker finished with the same amount of goals as Monaco’s Ben Yedder, but claimed the prize outright having scored all of his efforts from open play.

Three of Ben Yedder’s goals were penalties, but Mbappe believes his France international team-mate deserves the same recognition.

“Thank you for all your messages. I think that Wissam also deserves a trophy, like the Premier League did last season, to reward his year,” Mbappe said in a tweet, which ended with the hashtag ‘A trophy for Wissam’.

In response, Ben Yedder said: “Thank you bro, congratulations to you… We can alternate if you want.”

Mbappe’s Premier League reference concerns the 2018/19 Golden Boot, which was shared between Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, having all scored 22 goals.

For Mbappe, it is the second straight season he has finished as Ligue 1’s top goalscorer.

Having scored 33 goals in 2018/19, his haul of 18 goals this time around had helped PSG towards a 12-point lead over Marseille before the season was suspended in March.

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By Sky Sports

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