‘Smash them!’ – Saka & Bellingham sent World Cup warning by USMNT star Musah

Bukayo Saka Yunus Musah Jude Bellingham
  • USA heading to major tournament
  • Due to face Three Lions in Qatar
  • Valencia starlet is raring to go

WHAT HAPPENED? The Valencia teenager, who was born in New York but spent seven years in Arsenal’s academy system, is counting down the days to the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar. Musah is looking forward to facing England in Group B and has a couple of familiar faces in his sights that he has previously worked with in Gunners and Three Lions set-ups.

WHAT THEY SAID: Musah, who helped the USMNT to CONCACAF Nations League glory in 2021, told ESPN: This game is going to be really special for me. I played for England and I lived there. So that match is special because I have to win that match, you know.

“I know some people from the team, Saka and Bellingham, so I am going to have to go toe-to-toe with them in that match and smash them, really, because it’s pride, you know! I told some of my friends back home as well that if we win that match, they have to celebrate, in the English pubs and everything they have to celebrate, that would be nice.”

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Musah has earned 19 senior caps so far and continues to see regular game time at club level with the Spanish heavyweights.


Yunus Musah Valencia 2021-22

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