“I think that much is clear. He is one of the young stars of world football,” Turner said of Saka. “He’s a top, top player and I think you don’t need anyone to tell us how much of a threat he creates in the game.
“He’s scoring goals in a lot of ways. He’s really developed, matured. He’s gotten stronger from what I understand. I’ve only worked with him for a couple of months. I’m looking forward to playing against familiar faces. I think he is a really good player who can change any game he participates in.”
Turner said the US would need to be more clinical with their chances than Wales.
“I think one of the main things for us is that we missed some conversion chances against Wales in the second half,” he said.
“I think we had chances where we weren’t particularly clean in the final third. Maybe a pass was a little bit wrong or the timing was wrong and it took away the little windows you have in the World Cup where The margin is too high.” Thin to round. So I think we know we have to be better in transition against England if we want to score.”
Apart from Turner, both Yunus Musa And Cameron Carter-Vickers ties to England. Moses spent part of his childhood there and represented England at youth international level. Carter-Vickers was born and raised in England, but eventually chose to represent the US
“It’s definitely a special game because I’ve played both sides,” Musah said. “To be able to be on the same pitch as the national team I used to play with is special.”
Carter Vickers said they will have divided loyalties at home when both teams take to the field on Friday.
He said, “Half of my family wants us to win and half wants England to win.”
“I’m not sure how I’ll feel when the game comes, but I know I can do anything I can to help the team win.”