Sancho praised by former team-mate for decision to leave Man City

Date published: Monday 15th October 2018 2:20 - Declan Campbell

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A Premier League winner has praised Jadon Sancho for his desire to succeed and boldness in leaving England as a teenager

Sancho became the first player born in this millennium to represent the Three Lions when he was substituted on in England’s UEFA Nations League draw with Croatia.

Former teammate Raheem Sterling was full of admiration for the ex-City man: “To go abroad so young and back yourself, that shows a lot about the person. He could have taken the easy route and stayed at City but he saw himself developing better.

“He has knuckled down in Germany and, when you’re that age, it’s probably something you need. To have that seclusion and be by yourself a bit and to concentrate solely on football. I’m really happy for him.” said Sterling

Yet to even start a game in the Bundesliga this season, Sancho leads the way in Europe with assists, having created five goals so far this campaign for Borussia Dortmund. Sancho holds the incredible stat over both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (both on four), who have played more than triple the minutes than the England man has.

 

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