German legend Lothar Matthaus revealed the exact moment in which Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho made his jaw drop.
It’s not every day that a true football legend like Lothar Matthaus takes note of your talent, this is exactly what happened to Jadon Sancho this Thursday morning.
The former Germany skipper and all-time football legend wrote a column for The Sun, in which he broke down the many qualities that the English player has and revealed the exact moment when he realized this was a unique talent.
The former German international practically said that he thinks Sancho has the same type of talent that all-time greats Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona had at the same age, he advised the player to not rush his development for England and also congratulated Borussia Dortmund for landing his contract after negotiations with Manchester City.
Out of all the compliments that Jadon Sancho has been overwhelmed by during the last couple of months, this has to be right at the top amongst the best because of the figure who is mentioning his name.
Now that the player has the official Lothar Matthaus seal of approval, we can rest easy because this kid is really going places. We recommend that from now on, you do exactly as Lothar did when he first laid eyes on Sancho while watching one of his matches.
Jadon Sancho 🏴 pic.twitter.com/MzcqvFj6XJ
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVBSudtribune) October 10, 2018
“The first time I saw Jadon Sancho he made me stand still. And that’s never happened before. It was when he was playing for the England Under-17s against Norway in the European Championships,” wrote the German legend.
“I was in the gym, on the running machine, with the television on. But after 15 minutes I stopped running to watch it more closely. I would normally never do that. I am focused on my run.”
“Yet I wanted to know more about this wonderful guy I’d seen playing. I didn’t know him at all, or who he played for, only his surname. But from that moment I could see he was fantastic.”
“I only needed to watch for 15 minutes to know. That was enough. He is a natural footballer, who loves to play on the left wing but has unbelievable talent.”
“Sancho is a player who has everything. He has fantastic speed, great technique, a good eye for his colleagues and that key pass.”
“Everything he does he pulls off at high speed at the right moment. For me, he is a perfect player. The ability he has is instinctive, natural. You cannot teach that brilliance.”
“What is clear is that he loves just playing football, loves the ball. He is not thinking about money, about the next Ferrari he can buy. He looks to have both feet on the ground,” concluded Matthaus on his analysis.
Jadon Sancho training with England for the first time ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/4SS3lWbUYW
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 9, 2018
Sancho is reluctant of even mentioning Manchester City
It also appears that Pep Guardiola has made one of the most terrible mistakes of his career as a manager, because he really messed up by letting Jadon Sancho leave the club when Borussia Dortmund came to get him. While the Catalan manager gets all the credit for Phil Foden’s incredible development as a player, there is no forgiving him for letting the Dortmund winger leave and prevent him from forming a potentially devastating offensive duo between both players at Manchester City. This Wednesday even, every time that the press asked Jadon Sancho about his previous club, the kid seemed really uncomfortable and refused to talk about the Citizens. Clearly, somebody rejected his incredible talent, and he is still salty about it. It’s a real shame because this type of player is exactly the profile that Pep Guardiola is always looking for in offensive footballers. We are going to have to ask him what exactly happened when we get the chance, but for now, everybody at City must be banging their heads against the wall for letting Sancho go.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 10, 2018
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