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Arsenal forward, Bukayo Saka, has expressed his desire to play alongside Lionel Messi due to his unselfish nature.

 

Messi has established himself as one of the best players of the generation.

 

The 35-year-old has bagged the prestigious Ballon d’Or award seven times while also winning a plethora of trophies with club and country.

 

Saka described Messi as an unselfish player, adding that the Argentine captain has ‘unbelievable qualities’.

 

“I think it’d be Lionel Messi,” Saka told a press conference conducted by kids.

 

“I think he has unbelievable quality, he can score and assist and he’s an unselfish player and a team player, so yeah I would choose him.”

Personal life
Asked what he would be if not a footballer, Saka said he would be a basketball player or an actor. His favorite actor growing up was Will Smith and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is his favorite show. His favorite footballer of all-time is Thierry Henry and he cites Alexis Sanchez as an influence, saying he even tried to copy Sanchez’s boots when he was an academy player. Among past teammates, Saka said David Luiz helped him the most in his career, saying “he went out of his way” to help a lot of Arsenal youngsters “on and off the pitch.”

 

Media
Saka was involved in the Amazon Original sports docuseries All or Nothing: Arsenal, which documented the club by spending time with the coaching staff and players behind the scenes both on and off the field throughout their 2021–22 season.


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