Arsenal star Bukayo Saka makes training claim about Jack Grealish, but claims Jadon Sancho is better
Bukayo Saka has told the Lions Den on England’s YouTube channel that Jack Grealish always tries to produce a nutmeg in training. Aston Villa skipper Grealish was picked by Arsenal ace Saka when asked who is best in England rondos. However, Saka thinks Jadon Sancho is the best.
Saka, 19, earned the man-of-the-match trophy on Tuesday night as England saw off the challenge of the Czech Republic. Raheem Sterling’s header was enough to see England win their group with seven, and progress into the last 16. On Wednesday, Saka and England found out they will play Germany.
Speaking to the Lions Den ahead of those matches, Saka was asked by presented Josh Denzel which England teammate is best in rondos. The Arsenal ace replied by naming Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho – but also made a claim about Grealish. He says the Villa ace likes to produce a nutmeg.
“Who is the best in the boxes? I’d probably say, maybe Jadon,” Saka told the Lions Den. “He’s got some nice touches, Jack likes to nutmeg a lot. Sometimes he will try and it doesn’t work, sometimes it will go through. But Jadon is probably the best in the boxes.”
Who starts for England, Arsenal ace Saka – Grealish, Sancho, Sterling or Phil Foden?
No-one envies Gareth Southgate right now. However, his selection decision will be massively scrutinised. The first issue to contend with is whether Mason Mount returns from isolation in time to play against Germany. He is available from Monday at midnight onwards – but that might be too late.
He will miss preparation, training, team meetings. Without Mount, Grealish is likely to play in the 10 – as he did against the Czech Republic. That opens up two spots out wide for Foden, Saka, Sterling and Sancho. The latter has not been used once by Southgate as of yet.
Saka is hardly droppable after his mercurial performance on Tuesday. So, Saka and Grealish will surely start behind Harry Kane – as should Sterling. Offering a bit of experience, Sterling has netted both of England’s two goals at Euro 2020 so far. Harsh on Foden, Mount and Sancho, though.
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