Mohammed Kudus: West Ham Star's Messi Esque Strike Against Freiburg Wins Goal of the Month

Mohammed Kudus: West Ham Star's Messi Esque Strike Against Freiburg Wins Goal of the Month

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 6, 2024 at 2:58 PM
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  • Midfielder Mohammed Kudus has won the Goal of the Month
  • The Ghana international scored a beauty against SC Freiburg
  • Kudus has been in fine form for West Ham United this season

Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus has won the Goal of the Month award for the third time at West Ham United.

The 23-year-old's sensational solo goal against Freiburg was adjudged the best goal in March.

Kudus weaved his way through a sea of Freiburg players after receiving the ball in his own half, before firing past their goalkeeper with his weaker foot.

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Mohammed Kudus celebrates after scoring for West Ham against Freiburg. Credit: @WestHam
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“No, no … I watched Messi do that a lot so, doing it one time, it’s in my books! When I took the ball I didn’t think I was going all the way to goal. But it was getting closer and closer and after the last defender I was thinking: ‘Yeah, I have to score this’. If I didn’t score that … nah. I’m glad I calmly finished it off," said Kudus after scoring against Freiburg.

The former Ajax star received over three-quarters of votes from fans to win the accolade, according to West Ham's official website.

It is the third time Kudus has won the award since joining West Ham United in the summer transfer window.

The Right to Dream Academy graduate has been in fine form this season, scoring 13 goals across all competitions for the Hammers. Kudus has also contributed five assists in the ongoing campaign, per Transfermarkt.

Kudus stopped from iconic celebration

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Mohammed Kudus was prevented from hitting his iconic goal celebration after a Newcastle United ballboy refused to lend him his chair.

The Ghana international continues his rich run of form in the Premier League after adding another strike to his tally before providing an assist as West Ham take a 3-1 win at St James Park against Newcastle United.

Having gone down to an early lead through Alexander Isak from the spot, West Ham quickly recovered as Michail Antonio pulled levelled in the 21st minute.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.