Sancho surprised by first England call-up

Tanya Simon
October 13, 2018

Sancho has seen his decision justified with regular minutes in the Bundesliga and a call-up to the senior England squad , with German legend Matthaus impressed by what he has seen from a talent destined to be involved in a big-money deal at some stage as he remains on an upward career curve. Southgate has clearly been watching Sancho play for Dortmund and brought him into his squad for the games against Croatia and Spain. Maybe the opportunity at Chelsea wasn't there.' Eighteen-year-old Sancho, a former member of Manchester City's youth team, insisted playing regularly was 'vital", adding: "'If you feel you're ready to play overseas and believe in yourself, why not?

Sancho was perhaps the most eye-catching inclusion when Southgate named his squad.

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I heard Rio Ferdinand singing his praises recently, saying he has everything to succeed at the highest level, and there are definite similarities with Raheem Sterling in regards to how he plays.

As a effect of his brilliant form, the 18-year-old received a call-up to Gareth Southgate's latest England squad and has been linked with Premier League giants such as Manchester United and Liverpool, while Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur und Chelsea are also said to be monitoring the player's situation in Germany.

The hardest thing for a young English footballer to do is get playing time in the Premier League, especially for one of the bigger clubs. "People are taking notice, and I'm just grateful for that".

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From a young age I was moving away from home [from London to Manchester], so that's what made me take that step further to move outside of England.

He has not only proved himself to be stunning with his keen dribbles; he is also wonderful at power shots and deft through balls and key passes which makes him one of the best young all-round players in Bundesliga now.

"They can have a lot of talent, a lot of potential, but what good is that if they're not playing?" "I knew about Theo Walcott, who was 16 [when he was called into the 2006 World Cup squad]". If you're ready to play overseas and you believe in yourself, why not? "I don't know what to say to that".

For now, his focus is on global matters.

Sancho has earned his first England call up. He chose to take the tough decision to snub a Pep Guardiola-managed Manchester City and has proven his doubters wrong.

"The growth in England at the moment is insane", Sancho added.

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