Bukayo Saka has revealed that he and his England teammates felt they showed their ‘quality’ in their 6-2 win over Iran at the World Cup.
The Three Lions were imperious in their group stage opener, with Saka grabbing an impressive brace on a memorable day at the Khalifa International Stadium.
Speaking post-match, Saka was full of joy at both his own performance and that of the team as a whole.
“I can’t describe the feeling, you know. It’s amazing. I’m so happy, so proud and we got the win as well so it’s a really special day,” Saka told BBC Sport.
“We needed that good start. We didn’t play our best coming into the tournament so there was a lot of talk and speculation about our form. But we showed everyone how much quality we have and what we can do.
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“It’s amazing to obviously get the win in the end, feel the pressure, but we have to be consistent because we have the next game in a few days.”
When asked if the World Cup came at an opportune time for him, Saka replied: “Yeah, I feel like I’m in a good place. I feel I have the support from the fans, I really feel the love from the fans, from the coaching staff and from my teammates. That’s all I need. I feel good, I’m ready to give 100% and I gave that today and will every time I put the shirt on.