Arsenal MF Oleksandr Zinchenko compares Bukayo Saka’s “referees protection” to Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar Jr

Arsenal Midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko has called upon the referees to protect the players in the likes of Bukayo Saka due to the dimension they bring in to the gameplay.

The flying Englishman has been very influential towards the success of Arsenal as often the brilliance of his performance proved crucial in terms of positive results for Mikel Arteta’s men.

However, the slick nature of play Saka provided to the team has caught the attentions of the opponents as he was treated roughly all along the games and the markers brought on physical attributes upon him.

Recently, Oleksandr Zinchenko talked about the protection the players in the pedigree of Saka deserved alongside the likings of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

“Bukayo is an unbelievable player, all the full-backs from the other teams they know he’s so dangerous, so they try to provoke him, tackle him and the referees should know this.”- Zinchenko said.

“We can speak about [Lionel] Messi, Cristiano [Ronaldo], Neymar and players like this. The referees need to protect this kind of player.”- the Ukranian further added.

Bukayo Saka is at the heart of Arsenal’s performance as Mikel Arteta believed he could make his team so much better around the young Englishman that will clinch some titles.

Arsenal team is stack with a bunch of young talents as the Gunners rely heavily upon their teenage sensations on producing results and the Ukranian Zinchenko reflected the importance of the referees being careful as they often tends to seek more protection.

“Apart from Bukayo, we have other forward players who are so dangerous and the referees need to be careful, they need to look after them of course.”-Zinchenko concluded.

Arsenal is on a mission to win the Premier League title after the 2003/04 season which will add dazzling features to Mikel Arteta’s crown as the Gunners are hoping for a continuation of great outings they are showing. 

Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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