Fabregas claims Arsenal ace Saka wasn't a 'big player' before Euro 2020
Cesc Fabregas has claimed that Arsenal ace Bukayo Saka was not viewed as a ‘big, big player’ before Euro 2020 started.
Speaking in The Telegraph, the ace made comparisons between the current England side and the old Spain team.
England have reached the semi-finals of the European Championship for the first time since 1996.
The likes of Saka, Jack Grealish and Declan Rice were fairly small figures in a talented Three Lions squad. However, the trio probably been some of the best performers.
Saka won the star of the match award versus the Czech Republic, whilst Grealish changed the game against Germany.
Meanwhile, Rice has gone from strength to strength in front of a defence that’s kept five consecutive clean sheets.
When talking about Saka, Fabregas said: “There are a lot of young players in the England squad and players like Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish who were still not considered big, big players outside their clubs or the Premier League before this tournament.”
We’ll agree to disagree, Fabregas, Arsenal ace Saka is a big player
We’ll have to disagree with Fabregas seeing as Arsenal ace Saka was a big player prior to the Euro 2020.
And here are the reasons why.
Whilst he’s figured for a struggling Arsenal team, the star has stood out head and shoulders above most.
And not just above Arsenal players, but, amongst most in the league.
The Hale End academy prospect is one of the most talked-about players in the top-flight, and it’s all down to his ability.
Think of all the players in Arsenal’s squad. The 19-year-old, rightly, won the club’s player of the year award.
You may argue Arsenal finished eighth, so it’s not that impressive. However, the truth is, Saka was one of the Premier League’s most consistent players last term.
Another show of how big of a player he is.
Alongside Phil Foden, the duo have been two of the best players in English football over the last two seasons.
And when you factor in his versatility, it’s all the more of a reason why he was a ‘big player’ before Euro 2020.