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A surprising stat involving Luke Shaw and Zinedine Zidane has become a huge talking point since England recorded an emphatic 4-0 win against Ukraine.
Luke Shaw at #EURO2020 [#ENG rank]:- Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) July 3, 2021
21 passes into the box 
8 chances created 
5 chances created from open play 
4 big chances created 
3 assists 
1.57 xA 
Outstanding. :clap::clap::clap: pic.twitter.com/S2KCjb3mCE
Then just minutes later, Shaw assisted Harry Kane with a scooped cross from the left to make it three.
In fact, in the three minutes and 51 seconds it took to record two assists in the quarter-final clash, Shaw achieved a quite remarkable stat involving Zinedine Zidane. You can see it below, posted by Duncan Alexander.
Luke Shaw provided more assists in 3m 51s vs Ukraine than Zinedine Zidane did in 14 appearances at the Euros- Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) July 3, 2021
That's right. The 25-year-old recorded more assists against Ukraine than Zinedine Zidane did in 14 appearances for France at the European Championship.
After the final whistle, Shaw played down the Zidane stat in his post-match interview, calling it a 'strange' one.
"A very strange stat," he laughed. "A nice one, I think. Obviously, Zidane was one of the best midfielders ever and I can't compare to him, like I've said before about different people.
"It's a nice stat to obviously hear but the most important thing for me tonight was reaching the semi-final, getting another game at Wembley in front of our own crowd and hopefully making them happy again.
Go on YouTube and watch the performance of a 34 year old Zinedine Zidane vs Brazil in the 2006 World Cup, with Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Kaka, Ronaldo & Ronaldinho in the XI.- Billy Ray Thyroid :flag_za: :point_up::hand_splayed:️ (@Larrenwuke_) July 4, 2021
Those 90 mins from him are better than anything Luke Shaw has done and ever will do in his career.
Luke Shaw and Zidane in one sentence :sob: https://t.co/xGvTDHgcDP- Mr L-R (@Jermaine342) July 4, 2021
Probably the most ridiculous comparison ever. https://t.co/MOBBqoMQf5- Neil Maloney (@neilmaloney1) July 4, 2021
As an England fan, Zidane is better than any player England have ever produced https://t.co/RmyuHmMdHC- monstarCFC (@monstarcfc) July 4, 2021
The full-back then played down talks of him picking up the player of the tournament award, bringing up the performances of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford instead.
"I think, for me, nowhere near the player of the tournament," Shaw added.
"I think the concentration in the defence has been unbelievable and of course that starts with Pickers [Pickford].
"For me, Pickers has been outstanding. He's been unbelievable, one of our best players this tournament. Like I said, it starts with him. I'm really happy for him. He's been unbelievable."
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