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Jadon Sancho- The Hero England needs at Euro 2020

Currently, one of the brightest English sensations, Jadon Sancho has been awarded the Bundesliga Player of the month for October, 24 hours after he got his debut England cap against USA. The teenager entertained the Wembley crowd with his speed, flicks and sublime touches, a charismatic player, England direly needs for Euro 2020.

Sancho left Manchester City for lack of first team football to join German outlet, Borussia Dortmund. The 19-year-old impressed the national selectors with his run of 5 goals and 6 assists with a majority of them coming from the bench as an impact player. He got a call up in English national squad in Wayne Rooney’s farewell match against USA where the veteran striker praised Sancho’s skills and touches hailing him as a future prospect, someone who can carry his baton forward. “Jadon’s is an unusual story for an English player,” said England manager Gareth Southgate of his decision to blood Sancho. “He’s been brave enough to go abroad. He’s played twice in the Champions League and excelled from the bench in the Bundesliga.”

Much thanks to Sancho’s star performance, Borussia Dortmund are sitting comfortably above the table 4 points clear of second-placed Leipzig. They are at the top of Group A of the Champions League as well with a whopping 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid where Sancho scored and assisted one. Dortmund skipper and midfield starlet believes Jadon Sancho and Jacob Brun Larson can help mount the team’s first sustained title challenge since they last won the league under Jurgen Klopp in 2012.

There has been talks for many years about the lack of opportunities given to young domestic talents at top English clubs and whether it is good for their development and that of the national team for them to be sitting on the bench or going out on loan to a club in a lower league. Jadon Sancho has clearly been an exception! He went out of one of the best squad in the Premier League in order to take up the challenge of first-team football that too in a foreign league like Bundesliga. Here we have an 18-year-old who is doing well at Borussia Dortmund, a big club in a fast-paced, intense, high-quality league and on the back of that he has been rewarded with a call-up for his country.

He probably isn’t ready for Real Madrid or Barcelona and they probably are not interested in him either but he could do well at a club such as Dortmund which is still a place where there is pressure to perform week in, week out and he will get regular playing time.

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