Ex-BVB star Jadon Sancho in crisis: encouraging words from England coach

Jadon Sancho (21) moved from BVB to Manchester United in the summer for 85 million euros. Its start failed. Praise from Gareth Southgate.

It is a small, but currently very important sense of achievement that Jadon Sancho (21) was able to experience this weekend. The offensive player of Manchester United won with the English national soccer team on Saturday in the World Cup qualification 5-0 (2-0) against soccer dwarf Andorra. The former Dortmund Sancho got two templates. From his trainer Gareth Southgate there was great praise for it. “It wasn’t easy for a winger in the game because you often get the ball with two, sometimes three, very close defenders,” said Southgate. “You have to choose the right moment, he did it exceptionally well a few times.”

Jadon Sancho moved from BVB to Manchester for 85 million

There were not many success stories and appreciative words for Sancho recently. Things are not going well at his new club, Manchester United. The young Englishman is in a crisis. United paid € 85 million for the offensive artist to BVB in the summer. He wanted to become one of the most influential players in European football for the English first division, so he signed a five-year contract.

He has not yet been able to meet expectations. After nine competitive games for the Red Devils, the former is waiting BVB-Star still on his first scorer point. In the championship he was only in the starting line-up twice. A disappointing result for a man in his price range. English experts see the surprising signing of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the causes of the young Englishman’s problems. The Portuguese is placed in the center of the attack, Mason Greenwood also plays the right wing – in Sancho’s position. The former Dortmund only had a place on the left side or on the bench, which he did not prefer.

With the national team, Sancho can now gain important self-confidence. National coach Southgate asks for understanding and patience for his young attacker: “We shouldn’t be surprised when a young player has such a big change in his life. A new league, a new club, a different style of play, a different training regime, back in Living in Manchester, moving and everything that goes with it, that’s a lot to internalize, “he said.

Gareth Southgate believes in Jadon Sancho

Southgate is convinced that the offensive player who has matured into a star at BVB will also prevail at Manchester United. “He will need time. But he has the qualities and will find them again at the club.” (fs)

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