FOX Sports soccer analysts Jimmy Conrad, Sacha Kljestan and Warren Barton made their picks for Man of the Match on “World Cup Now.”
1. Kljestan: Jude Bellingham
I’m obsessed with this player. I think he’s fantastic. Yunus Musah reminds me a lot of him. Two 19-year-olds; they probably know each other. When they match up when the U.S. plays England, that’s going to be fantastic. He was so good tonight.
2. Barton: Bukayo Saka
He has a great role model at Arsenal. The goals, his strike, his temperament. Don’t forget, this is a player that missed a penalty in the Euro 2020 Final and got a lot of criticism. He’s come back, he’s shown character, he’s hard-working, he’s committed. Gareth Southgate loves him, as does Arteta at Arsenal and everyone there. Talk about a young player taking his opportunity. And he always plays with a smile on his face — I think that’s a healthy thing for a young player.
3. Conrad: Manager Gareth Southgate
I thought he picked the right formation, I thought he picked the right players, and they rewarded that with a fantastic performance.
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