'Amazing': Even some Tottenham fans are praising Arsenal star after 'impressive' tweet
After his gut-wrenching penalty miss in the EURO 2020 final against Italy, Bukayo Saka has now taken to Twitter to speak out.
What did Bukayo Saka write?
The 19-year-old delivered a powerful statement reflecting his emotions, and also one which highlighted the abuse he’d received.
Saka’s message was so moving, that even a handful of fans from Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham reached out to offer their support.
It’s heartwarming to see the responses to Saka’s tweet, from supporters of many clubs scattered across England.
The teenager’s statement has been retweeted nearly 85,000 times, and currently has almost 500,000 likes on Twitter.
It’s great to see, and hopefully, it doesn’t do any damage to what is looking like becoming a seriously successful career.
In our view, Bukayo Saka will be fine
The best players use such intense, negative energy to their advantage.
Even Cristiano Ronaldo has missed big penalties throughout his career, mainly in the 2012 Champions League semi-final defeat to Bayern Munich.
There was also Romelu Lukaku, who lost Chelsea the UEFA Super Cup in 2013 with a weak penalty.
Now, the Belgian is arguably one of the best forwards in the world.
Saka has carried Arsenal on his back at times despite his age, so we’re fairly confident he’ll be able to cope with this situation mentally.
Hopefully, we’ll see Saka receive a round of applause at every Premier League stadium he sets foot in next season.
For now, let’s take a look at how the Tottenham fans on Twitter reacted to his tweet…
Hate that we've manifested a culture where players feel they have to apologise for things like missing a penalty or not winning a tournament, especially after a summer when England's squad gave everything and made everyone proud. Saka smashed it and has nothing to apologise for https://t.co/DisiwcGN6f— Jude Summerfield (@judesummerfield) July 15, 2021
There's no need to apologise Bukayo. You did the people proud.— Gica (@GicaCalcio) July 15, 2021
This had me and my mum crying u maybe a Arsenal player but I respect u so much what u and the rest of that team did for this country was amazing it made football more exciting I love u all— Katie J 🐠🐝🏳️🌈🦦🦥 (@KatieJ_UK) July 15, 2021
Imagine being this impressive. Amazing. https://t.co/cOE75TY4GM— Dec Munro (@DecMunro) July 15, 2021
The kids are alright ❤️ https://t.co/vRbv1ymkup— Joanna 🌈 (@joannasbarlow) July 15, 2021
Young king👑👑👑 https://t.co/PEIav2VjCi— henri (@directhenri) July 15, 2021
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