American Express Stock – Bissouma stunner wins Brighton Goal of the Month award
The Mali international fired home a breath-taking effort against the Seasiders and the strike has been adjudged the best in the month under review
Yves Bissouma has been announced as the winner of Brighton and Hove Albion’s Goal of the Month award for January.
The 24-year-old midfielder delivered a spectacular performance in his side’s FA Cup victory over Blackpool last month.
The Mali international scored a wondergoal in the encounter to help the Seagulls progress in the competition.
Bissouma opened the scoring at the American Express Community Stadium, firing home a long-range effort after he was set up by Steven Alzate.
The midfielder’s effort has now been adjudged the best strike from any Brighton player in the month under review and has been rewarded accordingly.
🚀 Biss wins January Goal of the Month with this 𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁!
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) February 9, 2021
Bissouma has made 23 appearances for Tony Bloom’s men across all competitions this season, scoring two goals.
The midfielder will hope to continue his impressive performances when Brighton take on Leicester City in Wednesday’s FA Cup tie.
The 24-year-old will be expected to face Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi in a midfield battle in the encounter.
The Super Eagles midfielder has been out of action since January 27 when he suffered a hamstring injury against Everton.
Ndidi has subsequently missed the Foxes’ last three games, including their Premier League draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has previously revealed the 24-year-old midfielder will return against Bissouma’s Brighton.
“Wilf will be back for Wednesday. We were thinking about this game but we just felt we didn’t want to risk him [against Wolves],” Rodgers told Leicester Live.
“He’s had a couple of really good days of training and he should be fit and ready for Wednesday.”
Bissouma has been with Brighton since the summer of 2018 when he teamed up with the club from French side Lille.
The midfielder has recently been linked to a number of Premier clubs following his impressive performances for the Seagulls this season but will be expected to see out his five-year contract with the club.