Nicolas Jackson named Laliga Santander POTM

June 2, 2023

Nicolas Jackson was named May’s LaLiga Santander Player of the Month. In the five matches played in May, the African striker’s five goals were crucial in aiding the Yellow Submarine reach ten points out of a possible fifteen.

Villarreal CF has earned fifth place in the LaLiga Santander standings with one game remaining thanks to three wins and a draw in May, a month in which Nicolas Jackson has stood out above the rest.

The Senegalese striker began the month with scoring his team’s goal in a 1-1 draw against Valencia CF, and he would subsequently score a brace in 5-1 victories over Athletic Club and 2-0 victories over Cadiz CF. There is no doubt that Nico Jackson is on a roll, as proven by his eight goals in his previous eight appearances for his team in LaLiga Santander.

Nicolas Jackson wins the trophy for the first time in his career, succeeding another African attacker, Youssef En-Nesyri of Sevilla FC, who won it in April. In the end, Jackson defeated Lázaro Vincius (UD Almeria), Alejandro Balde (FC Barcelona), Takefusa Kubo (Real Sociedad), Yannick Carrasco (Atletico Madrid), Justin Kluivert (Valencia CF), and Sergi Darder (RCD Espanyol).