Akpom - Toulon Festival has been great.



Arsenal's Chuba Akpom has been impressive so far at the Toulon Festival with the England Under-20s, and the striker says he is learning a lot and gaining experience.

The 19-year-old who has scored two goals already is expected to lead the line against Mexico on Wednesday and he is confident he can continue scoring goals.

“The tournament has been good so far, each game has brought different challenges and experiences for the team,” Akpom told TheFA.com.

“I’m happy to have scored a couple of goals already in the first two games.

“It’s all about building momentum and we are doing that - hopefully we can get more wins and go far as possible in the tournament.

"I’m really looking forward to the challenge of Mexico, we’ve had a couple of days break and all the lads can’t wait to play again and we are confident that we can get a result.

“It’s always good to score goals for my club and country, not just for myself but most importantly for the team. Goals are what makes the team win so if I can contribute more that would be nice.”


Chuba Akpom scores against Ivory Coast. Image Source: TheFA.com

Akpom also expressed his delight at the Gunners winning the FA Cup on Saturday.

“I’m happy the boys won and that England also won as well,” he added. “It was good to contribute to the cup matches over the season and I’m delighted for everyone at Arsenal. Hopefully I get a medal but I will have to wait and see.”

The Three Lions drew 3-3 with Morocco in their opening game before beating Ivory Coast 2-1 in the second.

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