Saka, and the future …

Morning all.

Hope you’re still feeling good after that thrashing we inflicted on West Ham on Sunday. As ever, Andrew’s quotes round-up made for good reading. The bleak, thousand yard stare of Vladimir Coufal’s thoughts were apparent in text format. I don’t know if he has a dog, but if he does, even the pure, unadulterated love you get from man’s best friend would have been of no comfort to him on Sunday evening.

I also very much enjoyed Bukayo Saka’s thoughts when interviewed by Sky. After scoring his 50th and 51st goals for the club, and making it 100 goal contributions in total, he said:

To be honest, I’m really happy to achieve that, but I’m not sure I can be happy today. I missed some chances that I thought I could have scored, you know, but obviously it’s a great achievement, so I’m proud of that.

The discussion about how good Bukayo Saka is, is kind of redundant at this point. Anyone with eyes can see that for themselves, and to augment it they can look at his output. For club and country so far this season he has 20 goals and 14 assists, and as I said yesterday, it doesn’t feel like we’ve quite seen him at his absolute best. Which makes that kind of output from a 22 year old even more impressive.

The question really is: how good can Bukayo Saka become? He’s clearly very ambitious and very driven, saying after West Ham:

I have my own targets. I know the media like to compare players a lot but I just try to stay in my own lane and stay focused on what I wanted to achieve at the start of the season. I’m still going and I’ve got quite a few more to go.

I’m sure those targets are a mix of individual and collective. Maybe he’s looking to hit the 20 goal mark, something I think he’s capable of, and that would put him in the mix with some of the best wide forwards ever to play in the Premier League. Add more assists to that (he has 11 in the Premier League and Champions League combined) and we’ve got a player making a significant number of goal…

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