Bukayo Saka reflects on England debut and wants more

Bukayo Saka has described making his senior England debut yesterday against Wales as a dream come true. The Arsenal left-winger has enjoyed a stellar rise over the past two years.

He made his England debut just a year after scoring his first goal for Arsenal against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.

He has become one of the most important members of Mikel Arteta’s team and his invitation to play for England is a fitting achievement for his consistency at club level.

Gareth Southgate experimented with his line up in the friendly game against Wales and Saka started the match.

He played for more than 70 minutes as a wing-back and he has revealed his delight at playing for his country and also claimed that he hopes to earn more caps in the future.

Saka told the Standard: ‘No, I couldn’t have imagined it. Frankfurt, I still remember it like it was yesterday, it was a very special night and a dream come true to make my debut and score.

‘Now it is another dream come true to make my debut for England and, hopefully, it can be the first of many.

‘The game was quite different and the intensity was high. Obviously, I had to get used to my new team-mates, but I grew in confidence as the game went on, I could have got a goal in the second half. 

‘I’m happy with the performance. There are a few things I can improve, but I’ll take confidence from this because it is always a special moment to play for my country.

‘Putting the shirt on was a very special moment. When I put it on before the game I remembered all the times I put it on in the youth team and this one was just different, so special. To play at Wembley, there are no fans, but in front of the manager and such high-quality players is a special moment.’

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  1. OT.. (Sorry 😁). For matches not being televised, we’ll be able to pay to watch them for……..£14.95!!!! On top of everything else we pay – Sky, BT and Prime.. disgusting!! Sod that, hesgoal will do!!

    1. Just stream it sue I’ve been doing it for 10 years
      My sky bill went form 40 pound a month to nearly 100 ,I sometimes pay the day pass on now tv which is 9.99 but never again would I pay for that .

      1. Hesgoal will come in handy, for sure, Dan! Crazy money!! Don’t mind spending that sorta money on a one off – boxing mainly..but when you’re spending over a ton on Sky, BT and Prime.. that is just a mickey take!!

        1. Dan and Sue, perhaps that’s could be why the club are experimenting with fans at the Emirates to view the city game?

          Food, drink, corporate level seating, all done within the coronavirus guidelines, seems to be a good idea.

          The only problem might be that one has to be a registered supporter and at £49 for the “cheapest ticket”,
          I would think it rules out many families and individuals.

          1. £49 ain’t bad though, Ken… I take it that includes some sort of food and drink?
            When we’re at the game, we spend at least £25 on food and drink.. £5 for a slice of pizza!!!
            When it comes to the Arsenal, a lot of people find a way!

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