Jadon Sancho vows to ‘show everyone what I can do’ if given a rare England chance against Germany with Gareth Southgate’s forgotten man getting just six minutes of Euro 2020 action so far
- Jadon Sancho says he is ready to ‘show everyone what he can do’ at Euro 2020
- The Borussia Dortmund has had just six minutes of action for England so far
- Sancho is behind Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka for a place
- The 21-year-old wants to showcase his ability if given chance against Germany
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
England’s forgotten man Jadon Sancho has vowed to ‘show everyone what I can do’ if given a rare opportunity to play at Euro 2020 against Germany.
The Borussia Dortmund winger is part of the Three Lions squad preparing for their last-16 tie at Wembley on Tuesday, but has been given just six minutes of action so far as England finished top of Group D with seven points.
Despite an impressive season in Germany, Sancho behind Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka in Gareth Southgate’s pecking order.
Jadon Sancho has vowed to ‘show everyone what I can do’ if given a rare England chance
The 21-year-old only made his first appearance in the third game against Czech Republic as a late substitute.
But however brief it was, Sancho says it was a ‘special’ moment to make his major tournament debut and said he will be ready to showcase his talents if given the chance.
Speaking on The Official England Podcast, he said: ‘It was definitely special to get my first minutes in the game. It was something that I’ll never forget.
‘Hopefully I can get more minutes in games to come. I’ll just take my time and when I get my chance to play, I’ll show everyone what I can do.
‘I think competition helps everyone. If you don’t have competition then sometimes you can get carried away and you don’t see the things you need to work on to try to improve your game.
Sancho has spent much of England’s Euro 2020 campaign so far on the substitutes bench
He was finally introduced as a late substitute vs Czech Republic but only got six minutes
‘Definitely competition is very high here.’
When pressed on Sancho’s sparing minutes prior to the 1-0 Czech Republic victory, Southgate explained that the winger relative international inexperience was why he had been sparing up to that point.
‘We’ve got some explosive options and a lot of them are young players and experiencing a big tournament for the first time’, the England manager said.
‘So as a coaching staff we are realistic about our expectations of them as individuals.
‘Jadon is in that mix. He’s trained well the last few days and of course we have got those options and those decisions to make.’
Southgate has suggested Sancho’s international inexperience is the reason for omission
Sancho’s impressive showings at Dortmund have earned him a £77million move to Manchester United summer, with the long-awaited deal now thought to be ‘on the home stretch’.
The former Manchester City man has 20 caps for England with 3 goals, while he has an impressive 50 strikes and 64 assists in 137 appearances since joining the Bundesliga club in 2017.
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