Nicolas N'Koulou is the third winner of the Parmigiani Trophy this season. He has been voted OM Player of the Month for October 2011, receiving nearly 51% of the 8,000 votes on OM.net.
It appears a just reward. After impressing everyone in an OM shirt, Nicolas N’Koulou has been elected Olympian of the Month of October 2011. With 51% of 8,000-odd votes, he beat out Loïc Remy (26%) and André Ayew (15%). He follows in the footsteps of Valbuena (August) and Remy (September).
Despite beind hampered by suspensions early in the campaign, the Cameroon international seized the oppourtunity when it presented itself. N’Koulou showed he is world class. At just 21 years, he seems to have all the ingredients: great passing, strength in the challenge, good in the air and calm under pressure. He's a huge Laurent Blanc fan. What an excellent example.
His performance at Emirates against Arsenal was the best example and robably his best match for Marseille. "I'm very impressed" (Fanni), "His attitude, his work, his performances on the pitch... he doesn't really have any real weakness" (Stephan), "He's doing everything right" (Deschamps). He's only lost one of 14 games in a Marseille shirt (against Arsenal at the Vélodrome 0-1) and in Ligue 1, he's a veritable lucky charm. Of 9 matches played in the league, he hasn't lost one! Winning 4 and drawing 5. Better, while he's playing, OM concede only 0.67 goals per match, against 2 per game when he's not there!