Arsenal player Bukayo Saka was called-up for England’s senior team today and he was really happy about it. Bukayo Saka was born in the London Borough of Ealing, in the United Kingdom but his parents are Nigerian. As a result, he is eligible to play for either Nigeria or the United Kingdom, but he decided to play for the UK.
The Nigerian football federation has lobbied Bukayo Saka many times but he keeps dodging them. He was already playing for England’s Under 21 national team before his senior call-up, therefore it makes sense for him to agree to play for the united kingdom instead of Nigeria.
Why Bukayo Saka should not play for the Nigerian Super Eagles
Although, many Nigerian Super Eagles fans are disappointed with Bukayo Saka’s decision. Futballnews thinks it’s the right thing to do. United Kingdom football program raised Saka, the UK provided a good life for him to become the man he is today.
It’s very sensible for Saka to give back to a country that has given him so much hope. Also, the United Kingdom has a better football program than Nigeria and it better for him to play for a program that will give him a better challenge.
Today, October 1st, 2020, Bukayo Saka was called to play for England’s senior team along with other worthy players. They will all represent the United Kingdom in the next upcoming games and possibly in the future.
Bukayo Saka Skill video, this is what England gets. Big talent.
Bukayo Saka’s interview with Arsenal about his football career.
I was standing on the pitch at Old Trafford before the game – it was just my second-ever start in the Premier League – and it finally hit me: I’m in the Arsenal first team.
“From the age of three or four I would be playing football at home in the garden with my dad, and my older brother, Yomi,” Bukayo Saka told arsenal.com.
“It was always like that. After school, we would eat, and then it was straight into the garden to play football. We would play for hours.
“My dad and brother would want to go back inside but I never let them. We kept playing until I won. I’m serious, you can ask them! As long as they were winning, I wouldn’t let them back inside.”
“My brother played as a defender for Watford until he was about 14.
“Weekends in our house were always about football. My dad would usually take me to Arsenal – I joined when I was about seven – and my mum would take my brother to Watford,” added Bukayo Saka.
Even though Yomi gave up his dreams of becoming a professional footballer, he’s delighted with the progress of his brother, Bukayo.
“I still live with my parents, but we’ve moved away from Greenford now, closer to the training ground, and my brother has moved to Reading to go to university.
“We are still really close though, he was one of the first to text me after the FA Cup game at Bournemouth when I was man of the match,” the Arsenal number 77 said.
Greenweed and Phill Foden are not on England Squad’s list.
Despite the arrest issues, Harry Maguire recalled to the squad; Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden left out after breaching coronavirus protocols during the last international break. England’s Nations team will play League games against Belgium (Oct 11) and Denmark (Oct 14).
England squad Players List
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Nick Pope (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Everton).
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).
Midfielders: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Harry Winks (Tottenham).
Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Harvey Barnes (Leicester), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Danny Ings (Southampton), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).