Jadon Sancho has spoken out on failing to make it into the England starting XI until today’s win over Ukraine.
It’s been slightly surprising not to see more of Sancho at Euro 2020, but there’s been plenty of competition for places in Gareth Southgate’s squad, with even the likes of Jack Grealish and Phil Foden not assured of their places, while Bukayo Saka has also impressed when he’s had the chance.
See below as Sancho admitted it was nice to get into the starting line up for the Ukraine game after a “frustrating” time out of the team…
"It's one of my happiest moments – my family will be proud of me and I'm just happy that the coaching staff gave me an opportunity to play tonight." ??
Love that, @Sanchooo10 ?
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 3, 2021
Manchester United fans will also surely be excited to see Sancho impressing for England after his transfer from Borussia Dortmund was confirmed earlier this week.
The 21-year-old is clearly a terrific prospect and it’s hard to imagine we won’t be seeing more of him at these European Championships.