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Gareth Southgate praises Arsenal man’s performance for England against Belgium

Bukayo Saka in action for England national team

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Gareth Southgate has praised Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka’s latest performance in England’s defeat to Belgium.

The Three Lions failed to qualify for the Nations League finals after facing a 2-0 defeat to Belgium on Sunday evening. However, Saka has played a key role, coming on after just 38 minutes in place of the injured Ben Chilwell.

And speaking about the youngster’s display, Southgate said: “I’m so impressed with the performance of the players.

“We’ve learned a lot about a lot of players, not only their ability, but their mentality.

“There were several players who it’s the very early stages of their international careers, who were excellent.

“Jack [Grealish] is the obvious one, his performance was outstanding, but I also thought Bukayo as well.

“Coming into a game like that as a very young player, against an experienced player like [Thomas] Meunier.

“He had an excellent game on the left when he came into it.

“Tyrone [Mings] as well, that’s a level up from the games he’s been in with us before.

“But also some other experienced players who played very well.

“So I take a lot of positives from it, although obviously we don’t want to lose football matches.”

Source: Metro UK

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