Arsenal: Bukayo Saka is England star for US to watch ahead of World Cup clash - Matt Turner
Bukayo Saka’s Arsenal teammate Matt Turner piled praise on the England youngster ahead of their World Cup meeting on Friday evening.
Saka netted twice on his World Cup debut against Iran, and the Arsenal youngster will now set his sights on the United States match on Friday afternoon.
The man tasked with keeping the 21-year-old quiet is US goalkeeper Turner who shares a dressing room with Saka at Arsenal.
Ahead of Friday’s clash, Turner sang the praises of Saka, labelling him one of the young stars of world football.
“I think it will be difficult, he’s a top player,” Turner said ahead of the match, as quoted by talkSPORT.
“They’ve got a squad of top players so I think we all know we’ll have to put in one of our best performances to beat them, that’s what we’re preparing to do and hopefully we’ll do that.
“I think it’s pretty clear he’s one of the young stars of world football, he’s a top, top player and you don’t need me to tell anyone in our team the threat he poses in a game.”
After the horrible abuse Saka suffered after missing his penalty in the European Championships final last year, it makes his fantastic form this season even sweeter to watch.
He’s enjoying an incredible season at club level with Arsenal and he’s showing positive signs that he’s able to transfer that over to international level.
Gareth Southgate seems to be a huge fan and is willing to give Saka a regular spot in the Three Lions starting lineup.
We’re only one game into England’s World Cup campaign but already Saka looks to be a key part of this side and he’ll be looking to add more goals to his tally against the US.
It could turn out to be a real breakthrough tournament for Saka, who certainly has the potential to become a world-class star in the future.
The US team are right to highlight him as a threat, and Antonee Robinson is sure to have a difficult time against the young winger.