Tottenham defender Ryan Sessegnon has told the Evening Standard that he has been impressed by Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka’s recent form as well as the sparkling performances of Manchester City sensational Phil Foden.
Sessegnon, 20, is trying to kickstart his career in Germany having managed only 12 appearances for Tottenham last season following his big-money move from Fulham. He has followed the path made by Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham and more.
But for Saka and Foden, they have remained with their boyhood clubs and relied on their quality to break into the senior sides. Saka has been excellent for the last 18 months, and is set to clock up his 70th appearance for Arsenal on Sunday.
He has had a hand in 24 goals during that time, while Foden has had 16 goals involvements just this season – culminating in the best performance of his short career against Liverpool last Sunday. Sessegnon was full of praise for both players.
“I watched the game against Liverpool the other day, Foden was unbelievable. And Bukayo Saka is doing very well at Arsenal and I love watching him play every time,” Tottenham-owned Sessegnon claimed.
TBR’s view – Which starts at Euro 2021?
Both are expected to have done enough to earn a place in Gareth Southgate’s England side – with Foden able to play as a false nine, a 10 or from both flanks. Saka can play as a 10, on both wings or even as a left-back.
That versatility confirms their places in Euro 2021 if they remain fit – but which starts? Foden produced a performance that is one of the best individual displays in the Premier League so far this season, while Saka is yet to do that.
If one has to start, it is Foden – but both will feature at times this summer, you would expect.