Bukayo Saka opens up on first goal for England

Bukayo Saka opens up on first goal for England

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Bukayo Saka scored his first goal for England , slotting home the winner in a 1-0 victory over Austria.

It was the 19-year-old first goal for England and comes on the back of a fine personal campaign with Arsenal.


Saka, made the cut for Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad for Euro 2020, revealed he was nervous when first making the step up but is now feeling at home among England’s elite.

“Yes, maybe I did when I first came in,” he replied when asked if he felt star-struck being involved with England.

“But now I’ve met the lads, I am more familiar with them. Things are much easier and I feel more at home when I come to camp.

“The feeling of being selected for the Euros is already just amazing and then now to get my first goal is even better.

“There’s just so many good things coming my way and I have to thank God for the blessings.”

Saka is one of two teenagers in Southgate’s squad and both he and 17-year-old Jude Bellingham caught the eye in the north east.


“That’s what we try to do with every opportunity we get to show the manager that we can play – I hope me and Jude did that,” Saka said as the pair aim to give Southgate a selection headache ahead of England’s tournament opener against Croatia.

“I feel like I can learn a bit from everyone. There are so many different quality players, especially in the attacking line.

“But even in the midfield and defence there’s so much experience I can take from everyone. I try to speak to everyone and get some advice from them.”


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