Mainly deployed as a second-half sub this season by Dortmund boss Lucien Favre, the 18-year-old winger helped create six goals in his first seven Bundesliga games this season.
A silver medalist and player of the tournament at the 2017 Under-17 Euros, the Londoner with Trinidadian roots is not lacking in self-confidence. The pressures and expectations which come with the territory at Dortmund have left him totally unmoved and he has a precise idea of what the next stage of his career should entail.
“Naturally, I don’t only want to be an impact sub,” he says. ”I want, at some point, to begin matches here.”
Good enough to start in the Champions League against Club Brugge and Monaco, he has built up a good understanding with German international Marco Reus. The pair move and combine in perfect harmony and their chemistry is there for all to see.
“It’s crazy how well Jadon has done,” says Reus. “When he comes on, opponents know they have a weapon to deal with. We’re delighted to have a champion like him in reserve.”
When the news broke last summer that Sancho was leaving Manchester City’s youth system for Germany, many were quick to lambast the youngster for disloyalty and impatience.
The story goes that he and City had shaken hands on a new contract, only for the teen to renege on the deal and attempt to force through a move by skipping training for several weeks. However, he does seem to have made the right choice – as a first England cap, awarded against Croatia, proves.
“I believe I can be a role model for young people,” he explains. “Age is only a number. In England, players don’t normally leave the country before the age of 22.
“If you are prepared to make sacrifices, anything can happen.”
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