James Maddison sends one word to Bukayo Saka after his brilliant England display last night
Saka has got off to an impressive start to his World Cup campaign with England and bagged his third goal of the tournament against Senegal last night.
The Three Lions put in a breathtaking attacking display to beat the AFCON champions 3-0 and will now face France in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
The 21-year-old scored two goals on his World Cup debut against Iran and has now added to his account with a brilliant chipped finish over Edouard Mendy last night. And Leicester City’s Maddison took to Instagram to praise the Gunners star.
Maddison sends one word to Saka
Saka posted on Instagram following the last-16 win over Senegal and wrote: “COME ON ENGLAND!!”
Fellow players flocked beneath the post to praise the Arsenal star, including Jude Bellingham and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
And his England teammate Maddison commented: “Starboiiiii,” alongside a heart emoji.
Saka’s place in Gareth Southgate’s starting line-up looked under threat after Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden impressed against Wales last week.
The winger dropped to the bench against Rob Page’s men and Rashford went on to score a brilliant brace. But Southgate made the big call to drop the Manchester United star and put Saka back in the England side last night.
Of course, Southgate has never been the type of manager who is afraid to make unpopular decisions and this one certainly raised a few eyebrows ahead of kick-off. It seemed unlikely that he would drop Rashford after such a dazzling display but Saka repaid his faith and was one of England’s best players against Senegal.
Saka will be hoping his brilliant display has earned him a place on the right-hand side for England’s clash against France on Saturday.
Didier Deschamps’ men have been one of the standout sides in the tournament so far and Saturday’s clash will undoubtedly be England’s toughest test so far.
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