Owen Wijndal named as Player of the Month U21
Owen Wijndal (19) is named as Player of the Month U21 (August). In terms of statistics, the left back from AZ Alkmaar was the top performing player in the Eredivisie.
The 19-year old left-back has earned his spot in trainer Arne Slot’s squad and this faith has immediately paid dividends. Wijndal won 18 of the 25 personal duels and realised 4 interceptions. In 3 of the 4 matches the opposition was kept to nil.
The youth player knew exactly how to make his mark in the attacking game. Alongside 6 successful dribbles, Wijndal also achieved 19 crosses into open play. Out of all of the players who didn’t miss a minute, Wijndal achieved the highest passing accuracy in the opponent’s half (91%).
In August, Wijndal managed to keep 19-year old Sven Botman (sc Heerenveen) and 20-year old Vangelis Pavlidis (Willem II) behind him.