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Euro 2020: ‘Why Saka Will Be A Problem For Italy Defence’ – Ex-Chelsea Star Cole 

Euro 2020: ‘Why Saka Will Be A Problem For Italy Defence’ – Ex-Chelsea Star Cole 

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole says Italy’s left-back Emerson Palmieri will have his hands full when he confronts Bukayo Saka in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final.

Saka, who has impressed at this year’s Euros, could start for England in this weekend’s clash.

The 19-year-old was arguably the best player for Arsenal last season and has simply taken his form from last season to the the European Championship.

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Expected to be in action is Chelsea left-back Emerson is also set to start for Italy due to the absence of injured Leonardo Spinazzola.

Emerson, 26, did not play much last season, featuring in just 89 minutes of Premier League football and 218 minutes in the Champions League for the Blues.

And Cole commenting on JOE’s YouTube said:”I think Saka will give Emerson so much problems.

“Emerson is a good player, but he has not played all year. He has come into the tournament. I think Saka will run at him and twist and turn him off that right side.”

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  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Underrate this kid at your peril. He doesn’t overdo things. Just that key run and that key pass and your team will be half dead within a twinkle. And the fact that he’s still a teenager….oh gosh.

  • pompei 3 years ago

    A fantastic talent, he is. I’m no scout, but I spotted his talent a long time ago when he was in the Arsenal reserves. Myself and a few others were here on CSN shouting from the roof tops, but our cries went unheeded.
    If we had shown interest in him when he was a nobody in the Arsenal reserves, would Saka be a Nigeria player today?
    Now, Saka is on the brink of winning his first international trophy AT HIS FIRST ATTEMPT, as a teenager. If he succeeds, he will be joining an exclusive club which includes the likes of Edson Arantes Do Nascimento (you may know him as Pele).

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