top of page

Euro 2024: Bukayo Saka Rejects Left-Back Role for England

profile photo.webp

Ayize claire

Jun 28, 2024

England winger Bukayo Saka asserts that shifting him to left-back will not solve the team's challenges at Euro 2024.

England winger Bukayo Saka

England winger Bukayo Saka has made it clear that shifting him from his usual right-wing position to left-back will not address the team’s issues. Saka, who started all three group stage games at Euro 2024 on the right side of midfield, believes this change would not be beneficial for the squad.

The Arsenal star contributed an assist for Jude Bellingham's goal in England's opening 1-0 victory against Serbia. However, Saka's own goal in the 0-0 draw with Slovenia was disallowed due to Phil Foden being offside during the build-up.

Despite winning Group C, England's performances have been underwhelming, and the team has faced criticism. Chelsea's Cole Palmer impressed in a 20-minute cameo during the last group game in Cologne, leading to calls for him to start. This has sparked suggestions that Saka could be moved to left-back, a position he played earlier in his career at Arsenal.

Addressing these speculations, Saka told BBC 5 Live that "putting me out of position" at left-back is not the answer for England. He emphasized that it’s up to manager Gareth Southgate to make the final decisions and that the team must trust his selections.

More Stories

Opposition Leader Thanks Supporters and Commits to Continued Democratic Efforts


The alleged Opposition candidate Frank Habineza Concedes Defeat in Rwandan Elections


Jul 19, 2024

France International's Unveiling Sparks Comparisons to Ronaldo as He Embarks on a New Journey with the Spanish Giants


Kylian Mbappe Tasked with Breaking Cristiano Ronaldo's Record at Real Madrid


Jul 18, 2024

Despite Partial Compliance, Washington Pushes for Lasting Peace in North Kivu as Humanitarian Needs Escalate


Eastern DRC: U.S. Extends Humanitarian Truce Amid Continued Conflict


Jul 18, 2024

bottom of page