Each month, we select the Team of the Month featuring only Maurice Revello Tournament graduates who have shone with their clubs and/or their national teams. Let’s take a look at the players who stole the show in September.
Steve Mandanda (Olympique de Marseille - France 2005) : The French goalkeeper has produced a string of strong displays and rescued his team several times thanks to his saves.
Jesus Corona (FC Porto - Mexico 2013) : Converted to full-back by his coach, the Mexican international has adapted quickly to his new role : he has notably delivered three assists last month !
Joël Veltman (Ajax Amsterdam - Netherlands 2012) : Ajax only conceded three goals in six games last month. The Dutch defender played a key role in this performance as he made numerous standout performances.
Marcel Tisserand (VfL Wolfsburg - D.R. Congo 2013) : In addition to his reliability at the back, the DR Congo defender has also distinguished himself by scoring a crucial goal against Mainz at the end of the month.
Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City - Portugal 2013) : The tireless fullback has been outstanding this month : he found the net against both Tottenham and Newcastle.
João Mario (Lokomotiv Moscou - Portugal 2013) : The Portuguese midfielder has enjoyed a thrilling month with notably two assists including one during the Lokomotiv’s historic win at Leverkusen, the first away game won in this competition since 2002 by the Russian side. And not forgetting a man-of-the-match during the success against league giants Zenith.
Bruno Fernandes (Sporting CP - Portugal 2014) : The Portuguese star justified once again his reputation by netting four goals in his last four games !
Koji Miyoshi (Antwerp FC - Japan 2018) : Signed this summer by the Belgian club, the Japan international has adapted well to his new life as he netted three times in four appearances.
Duvan Zapata (Atalanta Bergame - Colombie 2011) : After impressing last year, the Colombian powerful striker proved that he’s is not a one season wonder. In September, he scored five goals and delivered two assists in six games !
Jonathan David (La Gantoise - Canada 2018) : The revelation of the Belgian league continues to shine. In eight games, the Canadian forward found the net seven times including two goals in Europa League and one with his national team.
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea - England 2018) : After returning from a prolific season on loan at Aston Villa, the Maurice Revello Tournament 2018 winner established himself as the first-choice striker at Chelsea by scoring notably a hat-trick against Wolves.