Gareth Southgate Reveals Why He Started Saka Ahead Of Sancho
England manager, Gareth Southgate, has dropped a shocking revelation why he opted to start Bukayo Saka ahead of Jadon Sancho in his sides in the game against Denmark, in the Euro 2020 semi-final ties on Wednesday night because according to him, the Arsenal winger offers ‘balance’.
Football pundits were surprised over the Saka inclusion in Southgate’s squad prior to the Euro 2020, but he won the man of the match award in the final group game against the Czech Republic.
The 19-year-old also featured in England’s victory against Germany in the round of 16. But he sustained an injury in training ahead of England’s 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-final last weekend.,
Explaining his decision to start Saka ahead of Sancho, Southgate told ITV: “What he’s done in the previous matches, he’s really embraced that challenge. We were very pleased with Jadon at the weekend.
“Everybody knows we’ve got fantastic options in those areas, but we felt for the balance of tonight that Bukayo is the right choice.”
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