- Bukayo Saka is happy to make his first appearance for the England senior team
- The 19-year-old almost scored on his debut for Three Lions but was denied by the Welsh keeper
- The Arsenal forward recently turned down an offer to play for Nigeria
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Bukayo Saka made a dream debut for England during their 3-0 thrashing of Wales in an international friendly played at the Wembley Stadium.
The Arsenal star had a brilliant performance for the Gunners last season and has continued to build on his game this campaign.
This earned him a call up by Gareth Southgate and his performance on the night is something the 19-year-old said more should be expected.
“No, I couldn’t have imagined it. Frankfurt, I still remember it like it was yesterday, it was a very special night and a dream come true to make my debut and score.
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"Now it is another dream come true to make my debut for England and, hopefully, it can be the first of many.
“The game was quite different and the intensity was high. Obviously, I had to get used to my new team-mates, but I grew in confidence as the game went on, I could have got a goal in the second half.
"I’m happy with the performance. There are a few things I can improve, but I’ll take confidence from this because it is always a special moment to play for my country.
“Putting the shirt on was a very special moment. When I put it on before the game I remembered all the times I put it on in the youth team and this one was just different, so special. To play at Wembley, there are no fans, but in front of the manager and such high-quality players is a special moment.”
The Arsenal academy graduate turned down an offer to play for the Nigerian national team after several requests made by the football federation.
Saka is expected to be selected ahead of the upcoming Nations League games against Belgium and Denmark.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has admitted that he is proud to be associated with Nigeria but insisted he wants to be a part of the England national team's project.
The teenage sensation was recently named in Gareth Southgate's squad for this month's UEFA Nations League encounters against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.
And this means he will not be eligible to play for the Super Eagles despite their keen interest to have him play for the three-time African champions.
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