Manchester City February Player of the Month Oleksandr Zinchenko has thanked fans for voting for him to win the accolade and in response, they’re absolutely lapping it up on Twitter!
The Ukrainian international picked up the award for his contributions last month in a City shirt and if it proves one thing, it’s that he’s becoming a firm fan favourite at the Etihad Stadium. Indeed, this isn’t the first time Zinchenko’s been lavished with praise this week – City fans were drooling over his Champions League performance against Schalke.
The 22-year-old fought off stiff competition from the likes of Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling for the prize as Pep Guardiola’s men recorded six victories in all competitions in February and notably set up a return to the Premier League summit in early March.
Zinchenko was, of course, a key part of this and thanked members of the Blue Moon army in a video posted by the club’s official Twitter account.
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We sit down for a Q&A with our @EtihadAirways Player of the Month… Zinchenko!
— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 14, 2019
Some supporters responded by stating how “well deserved” the achievement was as his first POTM award in England, while others expressed their love for the man fast becoming a permanent fixture in their team’s regular starting Xl.
There have also been references as to how grateful fans are that the left-sided utility man decided to stay when he was linked with a move away last summer and droves likening him to teammate Kevin de Bruyne, not just for his looks!
Here’s the pick of the reaction from Citizens…
Well deserved ?? Chose not to leave City and fight for a place. Exactly the type of player who deserves all the success.
— Invisible Man Fans (@imf_mcfc) March 14, 2019
We love you @Azinchenko17???? keep up the good work
— Lil Jay? (@grim_reaper23x) March 14, 2019
We love you Zinche ?
— Ordinary_Sulei (@Ordinary_Sulei) March 14, 2019
Never leave city Olek ???
— Carlos (@SeudoEstudiante) March 14, 2019
The Defensive De Bruyne
— Ricardo (@LV_Supreme_LV) March 14, 2019
If he keep this up, he might work his way into a new contract.
— papite (@jgedeon1717) March 14, 2019