Arsenal wing-back, Bukayo Saka has claimed that he is grateful to Harry Kane for helping him feel welcome within the England camp.
Saka has been one of the few bright sparks in what has been a disappointing start to the season for Arsenal.
He has been called up to the England squad for the second time ahead of their upcoming clashes against the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland, after being handed his debut for the Three Lions against Wales last month.
As Tottenham fans will be well aware, Kane not only leads by example on the pitch but is also a model professional away from it.
It looks as though the England captain has put club rivalries aside and helped Saka to feel settled among the big names in the England squad.
The youngster hoped that he could repay the faith that the squad and the management have shown in him by producing the goods on the pitch.
The 19-year-old told Sky Sports: “All the boys have been so good with me from the first minute I came in.
“Harry Kane put his arm around me, he spoke to me and asked me how I was. For him to do that, it helped me settle in much quicker and made me feel comfortable to be myself around everyone.
“That helps me not just off the pitch but also on the pitch too, because I feel like I can be myself, express myself and play with the confidence that I play with back at my club.”
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