Ex England international, John Fashanu has come out to say that hail Arsenal midfielder, Bukayo Saka. He recently revealed that the youngster’s direct style at Euro 2020 is down to his Nigerian roots.
According to him, there are not so many 19-year-old playing the way Saka is playing at the moment and he believes it is a Nigerian thing.
Fasanu added that he has seen several Nigerian footballers with this approach and this is why the country is blessed with talents.
His words, “You don’t get so many 19-year-old’s playing that way. Very few and he is one of them but I see them a lot in Nigeria.”
“That fearless approach is inbuilt for Nigerians, forget that he is representing England, his fearless approach is typical of Nigerians.”
“As a youngster growing up I was like that and many said the same about my fearless approach. It is a Nigerian thing.”
Southgate added, “I’ve just had to tell [Bukayo] Saka and [Jude] Bellingham it doesn’t normally work like this!”
“I’m so proud of the players. It’s an incredible occasion to be a part of, the fans were incredible all night. It wasn’t going to be straightforward. The game the other night in Rome was, but we told the players that they would have to show resilience and come back from some setbacks, and we did that tonight.”
“When you have waited as long as we have to get through a semi-final, given the limited amount of international experience some of the players have, they have done an incredible job.”
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