Bukayo Saka is adamant that burnout will not become an issue for him, despite the 19-year-old becoming a key man for Arsenal and England in the 2020-21 campaign.
The talented teenager enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Emirates Stadium last season, as Mikel Arteta began to put his versatility to good use.
A regular role has now been nailed down for the Gunners, while international allegiance has been pledged to the Three Lions.
Saka has figured in all but one of Arsenal’s eight Premier League games this term, while he graced three England fixtures during the November international break.
His ability to fill defensive and attacking berths down the left flank is being embraced by club and country, and the Emirates Stadium academy graduate is not about to complain about his hectic schedule as he continues to live the dream.
Saka said of his meteoric rise to prominence:
“It’s a lot of minutes but as a kid this is what you dream of.”
“So I can’t now turn around and say I don’t want to play because I am living my dream, playing for England.”
“I played all three games – who’d have thought I would do that? So I’m not going to complain.”
“I just have to trust the people in charge will manage me in the correct way and continue to help me thrive and progress as a player.”