Arsenal whizkid Saka hoping to live up to 'little chilli' nickname by firing for England at Euros

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Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka is hoping to live up to his nickname of "the little chili" as he prepares for Euro 2020 with his England teammates.

The young winger, who can also play as a wing back, could play a pivotal role for the Three Lions as they look to win a major trophy for the first time since 1966.

The 19-year-old got his first senior goal in a warm up game against Austria last week, but is likely to be on the bench for their first game in the group stages against Croatia.

"It started from Auba [Arsenal striker and captain]," he told reporters when asked about the 'little chilli' nickname, per the Daily Mail.

"He said it in French. We're doing one finishing drill one time in training and he kept staying it, and I kept scoring, I was shooting with so much power and he was calling me little chilli in French.

"I didn't know what it was. I asked him after and he told me it means little chilli. From then on he kept calling me it and then it became a thing, and now it's a big thing, a lot of people call me it, and make it my nickname.

"Of course, he got me the nice chain he promised he would get me if we won the FA Cup - it's a show of how great a character he is and how important he is for me and I'd say for the team in terms of the happiness and the vibes in the dressing room.

"It's really nice. He'd done a good job with that. I'm grateful. I love it. It's unique."

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