Roy Keane told Super Sunday on Sky Sports (22/08/21 at 1:30 pm) that the manner in which Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka conducts himself has impressed him.
The TV pundit labelled the Arsenal forward as ‘outstanding’ and claimed that every time he does interviews he speaks ‘really, really well’.
It has been obvious to all, but life hasn’t been rosy for those in North London in recent times, but one shining light has been their Hale-End academy product.
Keane pointed out that he has been a ‘big plus’ for Arsenal, as he praised the 19-year-old for how he comes across to the public.
“He has been the big plus for Arsenal over the last 12 months,” said Keane. “Whatever criticism they have been getting, I think he got Player of the Year last season.
“He forced his way into the England team. Outstanding. I have seen on a number of times his interviews now and he speaks really, really well.
“At 19, he is just a child. But these experiences will help him in the long run.
“Obviously, the reaction to the penalty miss and the abuse he got is unacceptable and disgraceful. But it will also make him a stronger person.”
There is a lot of weight on Saka’s shoulders at Arsenal, which is a shame given that more senior players should step in and help him out.
But it is only making him a stronger player and making him climb further up that lad.
That was proven in the summer when he thrived at Euro 2020 for England by reaching the final despite his country losing right at the death to Italy at penalties.
The racist abuse Saka received after that match wasn’t a surprise, but another prime example as to why players are taking a knee on a weekly basis.