England coach Gareth Southgate praised what he described as “cruelty” on the part of winger Bukayo Saka, after he played an important role in the team’s 2-0 victory over Ukraine.
The England national team raised its tally to six points from two matches in the European Nations Cup qualifiers to be held in Germany next year, after defeating Ukraine at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Saka, one of Arsenal’s stars seeking to snatch the English Premier League title this season, set up the first goal of the match for his colleague Harry Kane in the 37th minute.
Three minutes later, Saka scored the second goal with a powerful shot into the top corner of the Ukrainian goal, his eighth international goal.
Southgate said, speaking of Saka’s goal, in statements to Channel 4: It is an end to the attack at a high level.
He added: That cruelty is part of what he added to his style of play in the last 18 months, sometimes you are not sure that he will finish the attack that way, but now he has confidence in front of goal.