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Jadon Sancho: Sterling is cool, he’s been helping me a lot

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Raheem Sterling is not only England’s star player at the pitch, but he is also the best outside of the football ground, according to his teammate – Jadon Sancho.

Jadon Sancho made his first competitive start for England in the 5-0 victory over the Czech Republic on Friday night.

He provided the assist for Sterling’s first goal in the game, but that is nothing compared to hat the Manchester City star is doing for his younger teammates in the England national team.

“He is a great player, he is showing all the youngsters what it is about,” Jadon Sancho said via FourFourTwo. “I am sure that he is going to go far in his career and I am just happy I am sharing a pitch with him.

“He’s cool, he speaks to me and Callum about what to do and what not to do and he gives us advice. It’s very good, especially as he is from London as well he knows the background I’ve come from.

“He has been helping me a lot, but it’s not just him, everyone has made me and Callum comfortable and made us feel welcome.”

Sancho also spoke about the Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi, who made his debut for the Three Lions on Friday.

Both youngsters were part of the England youth side which won the Under-17s World-Cup in 2017.

“It’s an amazing feeling playing with him, I have always played with him through the youth, so it is nice to have a close friend with me.

“I am sure he will be proud of making his debut at Wembley, his family will be proud of him and I am just happy that everyone is doing well.

“It just shows that if you give youngsters a chance, they have got something to prove and Callum is doing that at Chelsea and that is why he is in the squad because the coach believes in him.

“He was very good on one v ones and that is what we need in the England team,” said Sancho.