‘I Would’ve Said…’: Harry Kane Now Issues Honest Verdict on if Bukayo Saka Should’ve Won a Penalty Last Night

Harry Kane has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the clash between Arsenal and Bayern Munich last night, expressing his thoughts on Bukayo Saka being denied a penalty in the final minute of the game.

Entering the first leg with a surge of confidence, the Gunners were buoyed by their remarkable performance in 2024 thus far. Some even regarded them as the frontrunners before the match commenced.

Nevertheless, despite initially taking the lead courtesy of Saka, Arsenal’s fortunes shifted as they committed two unusual errors, allowing Bayern to seize a 2-1 advantage before halftime.

However, Leandro Trossard salvaged the situation with an equaliser following the interval. Yet, the game’s most notable moment occurred late on, involving Saka.

Harry Kane Gives His Opinion on Whether Bukayo Saka Deserved a Penalty

Last night’s match between Arsenal and Bayern Munich showcased an exhilarating display of football, yet much of the post-match discussion revolves around the referee’s decisions.

Arsenal, despite equalising in the second half, maintained relentless pressure in pursuit of a decisive goal. Bayern, too, had their moments, with Kingsley Coman coming close to scoring.

The pivotal moment arrived in the dying minutes when Bukayo Saka found himself with a golden opportunity, only to be brought down in the penalty area by Manuel Neuer, sparking controversy and debate.

Some argue the Englishman initiated contact with the Bayern Munich goalkeeper, but replays indicate Neuer stepped towards Saka as well.

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The majority of Arsenal fans on social media firmly believe it was a penalty, with even Rio Ferdinand expressing shock at its non-award.

After the match, Norwegian journalist Arilas Ould-Saada, covering the game for TV2 Sport, had an opportunity to interview Harry Kane.

Kane, who scored a penalty himself, was questioned about Saka’s potential penalty claim late in the game.

Kane replied: “It’s 50/50. If he was on my team, I would have said it’s a penalty.”

The contentious penalty incident involving Bukayo Saka and Manuel Neuer during last night’s 2-2 draw at the Emirates has ignited a flurry of reactions.

Opinions are divided, with some staunchly believing Arsenal deserved a penalty late in the match, while others argue that Saka should have continued his move instead of going down after evading Neuer.

These discussions are likely to persist until the second leg at the Allianz Arena next week. However, what have the key figures – Mikel Arteta and Thomas Tuchel – said about the incident?

Arteta distanced himself from the penalty appeal, stating, “I haven’t seen it, the decision is made, and we need to focus on other aspects within our control. We could have performed much better tonight.”

Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel expressed profound frustration with the referee’s performance throughout the match.

Speaking about the Saka incident, the German said: “Given the performance of the referee today, I would have not been surprised if he whistled for it.”

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