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'It's unbelievable': Declan Rice shares what he thinks of Bukayo Saka after seeing him in England training
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'It's unbelievable': Declan Rice shares what he thinks of Bukayo Saka after seeing him in England training

Arsenal fans certainly wouldn’t have been surprised by Bukayo Saka extraordinary World Cup debut yesterday.

The 21-year-old winger has been fantastic all season, and marked his first game in the biggest tournament in world football with a brace.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Declan Rice spoke about his England teammate.

The pair are set to play a huge role for England in Qatar and for the Three Lions for years to come.

There were a number of outstanding performances in England’s opening World Cup game.

Rice’s midfield partner Jude Bellingham was also exceptional, and he scored his goal for his country to open the scoring.

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Saka’s composure for both of his goals is rare for someone as young as he is.

The winger waited and waited to strike his shot for the first goal, and chose the perfect moment to shoot through a sea of bodies for the second.

Rice has now said that he thinks Saka is unbelievable, and always looks so happy in training.

He’s got plenty of competition for his spot in Gareth Southgate’s side.

But Saka’s enjoyment of training with England may come down to knowing he’s got that starting role.

Saka is always so happy in training

The West Ham United captain spoke to the Evening Standard about the Arsenal star and said: “It’s unbelievable what he’s done.

“It says everything about his strength of character. You saw what happened last summer, everyone was with him then.

“He is flourishing with Arsenal, he is playing with a smile on his face.

“You see him around the training ground, he is the happiest person around the place. We are all so happy for him.”

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Rice wasn’t the only one of Saka’s teammates to praise the young Arsenal winger.

Spurs forward Harry Kane said Saka was ‘on fire’ yesterday, and Bellingham enjoyed his performance too.

England fans will be pleased that Saka is always so happy in training.

His work behind-the-scenes at Arsenal might have played a part yesterday too.

A video of Mikel Arteta coaching the exact technique that Saka used for his second goal has now been found.

The 21-year-old is clearly absorbing everything he’s taught and England and Arsenal are reaping the benefits.

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