I like Schnitzel - Sancho happy in Germany after England call-up

Ruben Hill
October 11, 2018

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would reach a landmark moment in his tenure if he gave the green light for the club to chase Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho next summer.

However, despite most of his domestic action coming from the bench, Sancho has already starred in the Champions League, contributed a goal and - nearly more impressively - six assists, the joint most in Europe's top five leagues.

The former Manchester City and Watford junior is now part of England's senior squad.

"That's mad! Woah! I don't know what to say to that", Sancho said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard, when asked about the massive price tag. "Obviously, I have got to say thank you to the (Dortmund) manager (Lucien Favre) for playing me, trusting and believing in me".

England's game against Croatia in Rijeka will be played in an empty stadium, UEFA imposing that punishment on Croatia after a swastika was marked on the pitch ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy.

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"I was a bit surprised, to be fair", Sancho, the first player born this century to win a senior call-up for England, said.

"Christian Pulisic is another young guy, and I learn from him".

"I'm just grateful that he's (coach Gareth Southgate) seeing my progress in the Bundesliga, and I'm just very thankful".

Sancho added: "Not everyone is comfortable moving from home". If you're ready to play overseas and you believe in yourself, why not? I miss them a lot. "I'm playing for my country".

A number of major Premier League clubs are reportedly interested in luring the 18-year-old back to England, and it has been claimed that the German club could seek a massive fee for the youngster. I don't know. It's the future. And that's never happened before. "We'll wait and see".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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