Shearer says Saka did something vs Man Utd that ‘speaks volumes’


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Speaking on the Premier League’s YouTube channel, Alan Shearer has been discussing Bukayo Saka and his character.

Saka suffered one of the biggest setbacks any player has ever suffered this summer as his missed penalty in the Euro 2020 final cost England the chance to be crowned champions.

Understandably, Saka was distraught in the aftermath, and he very easily could have wilted in the disappointment.

However, rather than regressing in the same way Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho have, Saka has gone up yet another level, and he’s even put his penalty woes behind him.

Indeed, Saka scored back-to-back penalties against Chelsea and Manchester United last month, and Shearer says that the fact Saka took on that responsibility showed great character.

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What’s been said?

Shearer spoke about Saka’s penalties against Chelsea and United.

“Making our way back to Arsenal, how can we not talk about Bukayo Saka. The young man had a rollercoaster summer, but he’s shown character beyond his years to bounce back and then some. After penalty heartbreak in the summer, the fact that he became the youngest player to score penalties in back-to-back Premier League matches speaks volumes about this youngster,” Shearer said.

“Saka is a special talent and he has the character to take him far,” Shearer concluded.

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Shearer says that Saka showed great character with his penalties against Chelsea and Man United, and he’s absolutely right.

We wouldn’t have blamed Saka if he never wanted to take another spot kick in his career after missing against Italy, but he seemingly wants to bury those demons.

Saka has clearly been practising his penalties over the summer, and now, he looks like one of the most composed spot-kick takers in England.

Let’s hope that we don’t have a repeat of the Euros final in Qatar this winter.

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