Turner: Arsenal teammate Saka large menace to US


AL-RAYYAN, Qatar — United States goalkeeper Matt Turner stated the People will must be cautious of Arsenal teammate Bukayo Saka when the US and England sq. off on Friday.

Saka scored twice within the Three Lions’ 6-2 victory over Iran on Monday and can be aiming so as to add to his tally as England seems to take full management of Group B.

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“I think it’s pretty clear. He’s one of the young stars of world football,” Turner stated about Saka. “He’s a top, top player and I think you don’t need me to tell anybody on our team how much of a threat that he poses in the game.

“He is scoring targets in a wide range of methods. He is actually developed, mature. He is gotten stronger from what I perceive. I’ve solely labored with him for just a few months. I am trying ahead to taking part in in opposition to acquainted faces. I feel he is a extremely, actually good participant that may change any recreation that he takes half in.”

The US will be aiming to put the disappointment of Monday’s 1-1 draw with Wales behind them, one that saw them lead for much of the match before conceding a late penalty that was converted by Gareth Bale.

Turner added that the US will need to be more clinical with its opportunities than it was against Wales.

“I feel one of many foremost issues for us is we missed some alternatives in transition in opposition to Wales within the second half,” he said.

“I feel we had possibilities the place we simply weren’t significantly clear within the ultimate third. Possibly a cross was a bit of off or the timing was fallacious and it took away the small home windows that you’ve got within the World Cup the place the margins are so skinny to attain targets. So I feel we all know that we’ll should be higher in transition in opposition to England if we wish to rating targets.”

Along with Turner, each Yunus Musah and Cameron Carter-Vickers have ties to England. Musah spent part of his childhood there and represented England at youth international level. Carter-Vickers was born and raised in England, but eventually opted to represent the US

“It is a particular recreation for certain trigger I performed on each side,” said Musah. “To have the ability to be on the identical pitch because the nationwide workforce I used to play with is particular.”

Carter Vickers said there will be divided loyalties in his household when the two teams take the field on Friday.

“With my household, half need us to win and half need England to win,” he said.

“I am not too certain how I will really feel when recreation comes round, however I do know that I will be doing something I can to try to assist the workforce win.”

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