Rio Ferdinand reveals why he doesn't think Arsenal's Bukayo Saka is a world-class player


Man United legend, Rio Ferdinand in a recent broadcast session has shared his thoughts on why he thinks Arsenal and England forward Bukayo Saka is not a world-class player.

Rio Ferdinand who was a co-host in TNT Sports' Champions League broadcast session on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, shared his thoughts on why he is of the opinion that Manchester City's Phil Foden is a world-class player and why Arsenal's Bukayo Saka has not reached that level yet.

Rio stated after Phil Foden scored for Man City, “You’ve got to look at Foden like he is world-class, What he does for the team, he’s important to the team. The assists, goals, with the rhythm of the games, especially this season, he’s got to be in the conversation, or near that at least. I don’t think [Saka is world class] because he hasn’t done it at the top level, winning trophies in a team like this,” Ferdinand explained. He’s not [in as good a team as City]. You’ve got to understand and appreciate that Phil Foden has done this - when the medals are handed out, he’s performed. He’s done that against the best teams as well, consistently. Saka is more about, he needs the opportunity and platform to play at that level consistently and then we’ll see where he’s at and we’ll consider him then.”

This comparison is believed to have sparked from the question of who would play the right wing for England at the EUROS 2024 with Rio and his co-host Lescott both agreeing that Saka would get the starting spot in the team.

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