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'Horrible prospect': Jermaine Jenas says Arsenal player kept on doing the same thing at the World Cup today
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'Horrible prospect': Jermaine Jenas says Arsenal player kept on doing the same thing at the World Cup today

England hammered Iran 6-2 today as Bukayo Saka carried the form he’s shown at Arsenal onto the World Cup stage over in Qatar.

Saka helped himself to two goals and was a constant thorn in the side of Iran. They simply couldn’t deal with the Arsenal winger, who was constantly looking to get in behind the full-backs.

As the game went on, Saka got more and more dangerous. His second goal summed up his performance, as he teased the Iran defence before simply slotting home.

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And watching on for the BBC, former Spurs man Jermaine Jenas picked out how Saka was simply trying to get past a defender every single time he got the ball.

“I just love that every time he picks up the ball he wants to go by someone, he wants to make something happen,” Jenas said on BBC comms.

“You can accept that every now and again he might give the ball away, but that’s what I want my attackers to do.
Every time Saka gets the ball he wants to go past you, it’s a horrible prospect for any defender to deal with.”

Saka’s two goals and performance v Iran will give him huge confidence. England play USA on Friday, with Gareth Southgate more than likely to go with the same XI once more.

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It doesn’t get much better than that. Both for England and Saka. The Arsenal man was outstanding and showed just why he’d been given the nod.

Saka looked a constant threat. Jenas’ comments on him trying to get past defenders all the time are so true. And it’s also true that it’s exactly what defenders don’t want.

It might only be the start, but Saka looked exceptional. If he can carry this on, then he can be one of the absolute stars of Qatar.

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