‘Have fun, play for free’ as Bukayo Saka shines for England at Wembley Yorkshire News

Raheem Sterling of England celebrates after scoring his team’s winning goal. (AP Photo / Laurence Griffiths, Group)

The Arsenal teenager found out yesterday morning that he was in the squad, but Saka, the man of the match for his performance in the 1-0 win over the Czech Republic 1-0, saw England leading the group and preparing a last. 16 tie at Wembley on Tuesday. They will play the team that finishes second in Group F tonight, and they will face off with confidence, according to Saka.

“The instructions were just to play, have fun, express yourself, we had already qualified and that’s what I tried to do,” said the 19-year-old Londoner. “(Coach Gareth Southgate) just told me to play like I do at my club, to play with confidence, to play for free.”

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England, whose goal came from Raheem Sterling in the 13th minute, have yet to concede a goal in the tournament, and Saka says that is filling the team with faith.

Raheem Sterling of England celebrates at Wembley. (Justin Tallis, pool photo via AP)

“That performance has given me confidence and, most importantly, it has given the team confidence,” he said.

“That is our third clean sheet.

“I’m just trying to stick to what I’ve done all season.”

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