Monday, August 10, 2020

Jadon Sancho is potentially the real deal

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Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho recently became the youngest player to ever score 15 goals in the Bundesliga. The achievement was just one of many the winger has received over the last year.

Of course, he has broken into the full England national team and looks set to stay in Gareth Southgate’s starting line-up for a good while to come, as, at 19, he still has so much football ahead of him. The youngster is in England’s squad to face Bulgaria and Kosovo in Euro 2020 qualifiers to be played over the next week or so.

Playing in Germany has eased the expectations

No doubt Sancho is one of the most exciting young English players to come through to the full national team in a long time. There have been many English youngsters who have looked set for stardom but have faded to have mediocre careers.

If a young English player breaks into a Premier League team, suddenly the English press overhypes them. They are the next big thing or the next big English superstar. This does not usually end well for said player. Some believe their own hype and agents give them poor advice.

However, Sancho has developed in Germany with a lot less pressure on his shoulders. In fact, the youngster recently admitted that playing in the Bundesliga ‘has taken off the pressure’ of the intense scrutiny he would receive in the Premier League. Obviously, the British media note the winger’s performances for BVB, but it is not the same.

The British press has for too long have overhyped young British players to the hilt. When they fail to fulfil their potential, they then tear them down. Sancho is better off in Germany.

Sancho is potentially the real deal

I know it sounds ironic me talking about the British press overhyping players, only to then call said that Jadon Sancho is potentially the real deal when it comes to developing into a superstar of the future.

However, the stats back up mine and many others opinion that Sancho can become a superstar. The aforementioned record in the first paragraph is impressive. The fact that he has started the new season with two goals and three assists show he is carrying on his good form from the last campaign.

Sancho scored 12 goals and produced 14 assists last season for BVB in the German top-flight. Those numbers are impressive for any player in the German top-flight, but for such a young player they are outstanding.

The youngster seems to have a strong personality too. He had the bravery to leave Manchester City under Pep Guardiola to move to another country in search of first-team football. The move has massively paid off for the youngster, who seems to still be humble and working hard to improve his game. If he continues in his current vein, then Sancho could become player in the future.

Sancho is crucial for Dortmund’s title hopes

Last season Dortmund came close to end Bayern Munich’s long dominance of the Bundesliga. However, a late-season collapse stopped BVB claiming the title. They have started their campaign with wins over Augsburg and Koln, only to suffer a shock 3-1 defeat against Union Berlin last time out.

Dortmund are now odds of 3/1 to win the title this season. Sancho’s form will be crucial to their chances of finally winning the Bundesliga title this season. The winger has already struck up a good understanding with former Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer.

While Dortmund’s Bundesliga campaign is on the backburner for the international break, Sancho has another chance to prove his worth to England. It would be a major surprise if he does not impress after such a hot start to the campaign.

Jadon Sancho seems to have all the attributes to go on and become a superstar and that is not overhyping the winger, he really does have that much talent and potential.

Will Jadon Sancho fulfil his potential in the game?


David Nugent

David is a freelance football writer with nearly a decade of experience writing about the beautiful game. The experienced writer has written for over a dozen websites and also an international soccer magazine offline.
Arguably his best work has come as an editorial writer for Soccernews, sharing his good, bad and ugly opinions on the world’s favourite sport. During David’s writing career he has written editorials, betting previews, match previews, banter, news and opinion pieces.



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