Bukayo Saka has lifted the lid on why he took off his shirt after Raheem Sterling’s goal against Czech Republic.
Sterling gave England the lead over their Group D rivals in the 12th minute of the Euro 2020 clash on Tuesday night.
Saka, 19, played a key role in the build-up to the goal and was later named man of the match as the Three Lions reached the last 16, where they will face Germany.
The Arsenal star hardly put a foot wrong all game but he raised eyebrows by taking off his shirt during the celebrations for Sterling’s winning goal.
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This act is usually reserved for the goalscorer, although very few players would have the audacity to take off their shirt after scoring so early in a match.
As it happens, Saka did not remove his jersey as a mark of celebration; instead, he was trying to cool down on a warm Wembley evening by removing his underlayer.
“Hey, I was roasting,” Saka told Lions’ Den on England’s YouTube channel. “It was so hot. I had my thermal on.
“Before that, H [Harry Kane] went down and I tried to take my thermal off. But I thought, what if someone does a quick free-kick and I’m running with my shirt off.
“So when we scored I just took it off quickly. But yeah the camera was on me and it looked a bit funny. A couple of my boys sent me pictures of it yesterday and I was just laughing at it.”Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.