Teemu Pukki Named Premier League Player Of The Month
Norwich forward, Teemu Pukki has been named as the Premier League Player of the Month of August.
Pukki beat off competition from Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Ashley Barnes (Burnley), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) and Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) to win the award for August.
The striker who scored 29 last season to help Norwich gain promotion to the league and has continued with his blistering goal-scoring form.
The Finnish striker has enjoyed a remarkable start to his Premier League career, scoring five times and assisting one in his four league games, including a hat-trick in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle United.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Pukki said:
“It’s a big honour. It’s been a great start to the season so I’m really happy about it and we now need to start getting more points.
“I believed in myself that I could score goals at this level but I never thought I would score five in the first four games. It’s much more than I thought I would get.
“I couldn’t have won this award without my teammates. They’ve been giving me lots of good assists and I really need to say a big thanks to all of those guys.
“We’ve been playing good football against some difficult opponents so it’s not been the easiest start. We’ve been doing alright and we can be proud of how we’ve been playing.”