Bukayo Saka is planning for a giant season for membership and nation as he goals to get even higher after retaining his crown as England males’s participant of the yr.
The Arsenal ahead has been in fantastic type throughout final season and into the brand new marketing campaign, incomes him the PFA Younger Participant of the 12 months award earlier than followers voted for him to carry onto the title as England’s greatest participant for a second yr.
Saka, who turned 22 on Tuesday, has scored seven targets in 10 appearances for England within the final 12 months, together with three on the 2022 World Cup and a hat-trick in a 7-0 Euro 2024 qualifying win over North Macedonia in June.
His figures for Arsenal have been equally as spectacular, scoring 14 targets and offering 11 assists because the Gunners completed second within the Premier League final season.
With two targets and an help to his title simply 4 video games into the brand new marketing campaign and the carrot of Euro 2024 subsequent summer time, Saka now desires to proceed his development as a key participant for each Arsenal and England.
Requested if his goal is to enhance on his numbers this yr, he replied: “Sure, 100 per-cent.
“I’m all the time trying to enhance and progress every season. So, I’m undoubtedly aiming for extra this yr.
“I believe it’s about dedication, you already know, dedication to being higher so clearly, it requires me to do a number of issues when it comes to listening, watching clips, coaching laborious every single day, placing within the further work to try to maintain progressing.
“I’ve acquired my head down, labored tougher, and set myself some targets and targets to attain and simply went from there and strived to achieved them – annually, I attempt to maintain progressing and getting higher.”
Saka, who beat Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane into second and third place respectively within the vote for England’s participant of the yr accolade, revealed his father is presently within the technique of framing the match-ball from the memorable night time towards North Macedonia.
Regardless of a productive season with England and Arsenal, Saka finally ended the yr with no silverware however believes issues are shaping up properly on each fronts to ensure that doesn’t occur this time round.
“I believe undoubtedly yr on yr I’ve come near attaining one thing massive,” he informed BBC Radio 5Live.
“This yr, we’re undoubtedly nearer as a staff, Arsenal and England, so I’m trying ahead to this yr, it’s an thrilling yr forward.”