Who is En-Nesyri, the ‘unknown’ top scorer in the First Division?

Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri He is the new Pichichi of the League. The Moroccan was the main protagonist in Sevilla’s victory against Cádiz (3-0). Author of a hat-trick, he put his team in the Champions zone and surpassed Leo Messi and Luis Suárez as top scorers in the League.

Born 23 years ago in Fez (Morocco), Youssef En-Nesyri he arrived at Sevilla in the winter market last season. Just one year after his landing at Sánchez Pizjuán, from Leganés, En-Nesyri has become an essential player and is on a roll. The forward of the Seville team sealed his second hat-trick against Cádiz in 2021, after the one achieved against Real Sociedad on matchday 18 of the League, a triplet signed consecutively in home games.

The Moroccan is sweet. He has added seven goals in January to put 12 in his private box and place himself as the Pichichi of the League, ahead of Luis Suárez or Leo Messi. Before the Cadiz team, En-Nesyri He advanced to his own taking advantage of a rebound after a shot from Suso. A few minutes later he finished off with his head, in a rehearsed action that put the 2-0 on the scoreboard with which Sevilla went to the dressing room. In the resumption, the third arrived, again with a header, to put the final 3-0 and become the top scorer in the League, with one more than the Uruguayan and the Argentine.

“I’m staying at Sevilla”

Despite rumors of a possible West Ham offer on the table to seize the services of En-Nesyri, the Moroccan striker has declared his love for Sevilla and cannot conceive of leaving. This is what the player himself said to the Movistar microphones once the match at the Sánchez Pizjuán was over.

“For now I’m staying at Sevilla, I’m not going anywhere, I want to finish the year here, it’s a great club and I want to be here,” commented En-Nesyri. The Moroccan also commented on the difficulty he had to score in the third goal, as he did not see well. “The truth is that I had a problem with my eye, but when I knew that the play was for me, I did not care to do it seeing with one eye, so I scored seeing with one eye.”

Despite the honor of being the top scorer in the league at this time, the Sevilla striker assured that he is not aware of it. “I’m not aware of the scorers’ table, what I have to do is work to score more goals and that will be seen when the season ends.”

A job that his coach, Julen Lopetegui, also emphasized. Without minimizing the collective work, the Basque coach praised En-Nesyri after his second hat-trick. “He played a good game like his teammates, he’s connected, he’s doing well and he has to keep working. The day you stop working, luck will logically stop accompanying you. He is a fantastic age to keep growing, working and improving. He’s in the right place ”, Julen Lopetegui commented at a press conference.

A goal per game

En-Nesyri has already scored 16 goals this season with the Sevilla shirt: 12 in the league and four during the group stage of the Champions League. He has played in a total of 27 games, but the Moroccan has not started in all of them. Taking into account the minutes he has been on the field of play and his goals, En-Nesyri averages one goal every 91 minutes.

He arrived at Sevilla for 20 million and they are already waiting for him in the Premier League. West Ham would have put on the table a sum of 25 million for the Seville player, but given his great moment of form and his projection, the figure could rise. In addition, for now, the player assures that he only thinks about Sevilla. At the moment they have great challenges with the Andalusian team: third in the League, alive in the Cup with Valencia as their next rival and in the Champions League Borussia Dortmund also awaits.