Arsenal Winger Compared to Lionel Messi After Brilliant Performance for England vs Germany

Arsenal Winger Compared to Lionel Messi After Brilliant Performance for England vs Germany

  • Bukayo Saka was among the star performers during England's 3-3 thrilling draw with Germany in the Nations League
  • Despite starting from the bench, Saka had an immediate impact after he was introduced in the 66th minute of the match
  • His brilliant performance saw him compared with Lionel Messi, with Jude Bellingham simply commenting 'Leo' on Saka's Instagram post

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has earned a rare comparison with Lionel Messi following his brilliant performance for England against Germany on Monday night.

Saka was named on the bench by Gareth Southgate during the Nations League clash staged at Wembley Stadium.

Bukayo Saka, England, Lionel Messi, Jude Bellingham, Gareth Southgate, Nations League, Germany.
Bukayo Saka celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium. Photo by Andrew Boyers.
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The star winger was only introduced in the 66th minute of the match, with Man City's Phil Foden paving the way for him.

At the time, Germany were leading by a solitary goal scored by Ilkay Gundogan minutes after the break.

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The visitors doubled the advantage shortly after Saka came on as Kai Havertz made it 2-0.

However, Saka had a near instant impact as he set up Mason Mount for England's equaliser in the 75th minute.

Bukayo Saka compared to Lionel Messi after performance vs Germany

Saka later took to social media to congratulate his England teammates for their fighting spirit that saw them hold Germany to a 3-3 draw.

In a post shared on Instagram, the youngster said:

"Showed great character tonight and we deserved more in the end. Thank you Wembley for your support."

Jude Bellingham immediately commented under Saka's post, with the Borussia Dortmund star simply saying 'Leo' in a what was a direct comparison his teammate with Lionel Messi.