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Bukayo Saka has praised Arsenal teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s impact on his career and revealed the origin of his nickname “little chilli.”
The 19-year-old ended a breakthrough season with Gunners by earning a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England squad for Euro 2020.
When speaking at a news conference on Thursday, Saka said: “It started from Auba.
“He said it in French. We’re doing one finishing drill one time in training and he kept saying it, and I kept scoring, I was shooting with so much power and he was calling me little chilli in French [petit piment].
“I didn’t know what it was. I asked him after and he told it means little chilli. From then on he kept calling me it and then it became a thing, and now it’s a big thing, a lot of people call me it, and make it my nickname.
“He got me the nice chain he promised he would get me if we won the FA Cup. It started from Auba, it’s a show of how great a character he is and how important he is for me and I’d say for the team in terms of the happiness and the vibes in the dressing room. I love it. It’s unique.”
Source – ESPN