Former England international, John Fashanu says, though Bukayo Saka plays for the Three Lions, but the Arsenal star has a ‘fearless approach’ which is typical among Nigerian players.
Saka, 19, who was born in England to Nigerian parents proved himself as one of the most exciting youngsters at the UEFA European Championship which ends with Italy taking on England in the final at Wembley on Sunday.
According to the former Wimbledon FC striker, Saka’s ‘fearless approach’ to games is exclusive to Nigerian-born players as he claimed to have possessed similar attribute during his playing career.
“You don’t get so many 19-year-old’s playing that way. Very few and he is one of them but I see them a lot in Nigeria,” Fashanu, who earned two caps for England, said as quoted by Owngoalnigeria.com.
“That fearless approach is inbuilt for Nigerians, forget that he is representing England, his fearless approach is typical of Nigerians.
“As a youngster growing up I was like that and many said the same about my fearless approach. It is a Nigerian thing.”
Meanwhile, Saka made history after he was handed a start in place of Jadon Sancho against Denmark, a game in which England won 2-1 and thus, making their first major final appearance in 55 years.
At 19 years and 305 days, Saka became the youngest Englishman to start a match at the semi-final stage or later of a major tournament.