Bukayo Saka (born 5 September 2001) is an English professional footballer who mainly plays as a winger or left back for Premier League club Arsenal. Dani Ceballos | He came on as a 68th minute substitute for Aaron Ramsey. Free subscription Get the hottest stories from the largest news site in Nigeria. Der Flügelspieler steht aktuell bei FC Arsenal in der Premier League unter Vertrag. Saka will be desperate to feature this evening when England take on Ryan Giggs’ Wales side at Wembley. [24] He scored on his debut at that age level in a qualifier against Moldova. Bukayo Saka says he could never have imagined how quickly he would go from becoming an Arsenal first team player to an England international. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. [26], On 1 October 2020, Saka was called up to the England senior squad for the first time,[27] and made his international debut as one of the starters in a 3–0 victory over Wales. I was so happy." ", LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Connor Roberts of Wales looks on as Bukayo Saka of England controls the ball during the international friendly match between England and Wales at Wembley Stadium on October 08, 2020 in London, England. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Gabriel Martinelli | Sead Kolašinac | Saka explained that he was completely overwhelmed, stunned and staring at his phone for about five minutes on the plane until Lacazette slapped the 19-year-old on the head to bring him to his senses. The hopes of having Bukayo Saka play for Nigeria may have been extinguished following the smart move by England coach Garry Southgate to hand the … Bukayo Saka says Alexandre Lacazette had to hit him after his England call-up (Picture: Getty) Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka has revealed that he was in … Wenger names Man Utd and Man City stars as toughest players his Arsenal teams faced, Back in business! "I'm happy with the performance, there's 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. Cédric Soares | William Saliba | ‘He’s come from the academy just like me and he got his first call-up last time so when I got my call-up I asked him a lot of questions about how things run, how the lads are, how’s training and things like this,’ Saka added. [7], On 29 November 2018, Saka made his senior competitive debut for Arsenal in their Europa League match against Vorskla Poltava. This platform helps you earn rewards by inviting your friends to shop with you, and we love it! Gabriel | Mesut Özil | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang | "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 for Arsenal. Bukayo Saka's heatmap from Arsenal's 2-0 win at Leicester City in the Carabao Cup. ‘My phone was airplane mode so I landed and turned my phone off airplane mode and I saw a text from a woman I didn’t know until now. "I literally just froze upon reading the message, I looked at my phone and I was staring at it for about five minutes in shock. Matt Macey | It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for the versatile 19-year-old, who only cemented his place in Arsenal’s first-team last term after injuries to left-backs Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac. Pablo Marí | Hier sollte eine Beschreibung angezeigt werden, diese Seite lässt dies jedoch nicht zu. "[16] He scored his first Premier League goal for the club against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with a half volley beating goalkeeper Rui Patrício, in a 2–0 win. Bukayo Saka admits even he could not have imagined his rise to becoming an England international just a year after bursting onto the scene as a teenager with Arsenal. Arsenal star Bukayo Saka recalled the time he needed to be slapped by teammate Alexandre Lacazette to get back to reality upon receiving a call-up for the England national team. Then I saw a text from someone whom I didn't know and it read, 'We're happy to inform you that you've been selected for the England national football team'," said Saka. Nationalspieler: Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Emile Smith Rowe | Saka finished last season with a haul of 4 goals and 11 assists for Arsenal, who won the FA Cup. ALSO READ: Rashford Most Trolled Premier League Player According To Research, Man United Fans React, The teenage superstar then went on to describe how he felt. "Obviously when I go back to my club (I need to) try my best every week and see what happens. [21], In May 2018, Saka was included in the England under-17 squad as they hosted the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Bukayo Saka | Bukayo Saka, 19, from England Arsenal FC, since 2019 Left Midfield Market value: €35.00m * Sep 5, 2001 in London, England [citation needed] On 1 January 2019, Saka made his debut in the Premier League in a 4–1 win against Fulham after coming on for Alex Iwobi in the 83rd minute. Saka made just his second start for Arsenal in a Europa League group-stage win at Eintracht Frankfurt in September 2019 - scoring and providing two assists in a game where he shone. ALSO READ: USWNT Star Alex Morgan Pictured With Daughter Charlie Watching Tottenham In Action. September 2001 in London) ist ein englischer Fußballspieler. Minute für Aaron Ramsey eingewechselt wurde. "Putting the shirt on was a very special moment. Im Dezember 2018 stand er gegen Qarabağ Ağdam erstmals in der Startaufstellung. And after, I don’t even know how long it was, Lacazette came and just hit me on my head and said: “Come on, we have to get off the plane!”. Héctor Bellerín | Im August 2017 debütierte er gegen die Türkei für die U-17-Mannschaft. But he feels there is a long way to go before he can start to believe he may be included in England's Euro 2020 squad next summer.