‘He’s always working… I try to do that as well’: New Arsenal hero Bukayo Saka reveals he idolises Cristiano Ronaldo as he says he loves Juventus striker’s mentality
- Bukayo Saka made quite the impression in the Europa League on Thursday night
- The Arsenal teenager scored his first senior goal and grabbed two assists
- Speaking afterwards, Saka revealed that he looks up to Cristiano Ronaldo
The 18-year-old stole the show on Thursday night as he scored his first goal for the Gunners, while also setting up two more as Unai Emery’s side beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in Germany.
And speaking after the game, Saka admitted that he models himself in his idol, praising the Juventus star’s mentality to alway strive to be the best.
Bukayo Saka has revealed he has idolised Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo growing up
‘Cristiano Ronaldo,’ Saka replied to Goal when asked who he moulds his style on. ‘I love his mentality. He always wants to be the best, is always working hard on and off the pitch and trying to make his body the best.
‘When he gets on the pitch he performs with full confidence and full personality and shows why he’s one of the best players to ever play football.
‘I wouldn’t say I have his attitude as we are two different players, he is unique, but I try to look at him and take the good things from his game and one of the good things from his game is his mentality.
‘He’s always focused, always working and I try to do that as well.’