Stats show the numbers behind Saliba’s stunning performance against Portugal

William Saliba has been unstoppable for France at Euro 2024, carrying his Arsenal form onto the international stage.

Before Euro 2024, there were question marks over his ability to replicate his Arsenal form for the national team.

He had tried but failed to convince France manager Didier Deschamps over several years.

However, his manager trusted him to start at the Euros, and he has been terrific so far.

Saliba has had many impressive performances in the competition, with the latest being in their quarterfinal match against Portugal. Les Bleus have struggled to score goals, but thanks to Saliba, they have been rock-solid at the back.

TNT Sports revealed some impressive statistics from the defender’s performance against Portugal.

Saliba completed all but one of his passes with 98% accuracy, was never dribbled past, and made 4 recoveries and 8 clearances, among other contributions.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Saliba has been fantastic at the Euros, and seeing him play well on the international stage is great.

The defender has even more time to develop into a world-class player, and we expect him to reach that level.


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  1. He is already world class and probably number one as his value has soured to £200 million. He would be the first name in defence for any team in world football from Real Madrid to Barcelona from Bayern Munich to Man City, he would get in all their starting 11 selections.

    I understand that the trophies are yet to come on the international level, but the same could be said about other world class players like Mbappe etc. who are considered world class due to their value.

    1. Saliba, if we consider his play as opposed to trophies, is already World Class. There should be no doubt. Good players are like good cars; the good cars need good roads and good drivers to complete the magic. Arteta and Edu should commit 170m pounds to secure Riccardo, Amadou and Viktor. Then Arsenal will shift a level higher and together with Saliba. It is scary what Arsenal would do if they shifted a level higher

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