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Opinion: It’s time for Sancho to earn his England spot

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Now that we know Jadon Sancho will keep going on call-ups for England, it’s about time for him to earn his spot in the starting XI.

As the England National team goes into European Qualifiers mode, we need to talk about the importance that Jadon Sancho must-have for the squad.

The Borussia Dortmund youngster is arguably one of the most talented players to come out of England since Wayne Rooney.

Despite his very young age, he’s already made a name for himself in the Bundesliga by laying waste amongst defenders from all the German clubs.

Sancho just made his England debut last season, his Bundesliga performances were the reason Gareth Southgate noticed him and decided to give him a call-up.

The English manager wasn’t wrong, Jadon quickly proved that he was a perfect prospect for the future of the squad.

This year appears to be going in the right direction for Sancho, he is still destroying the opposition with Borussia Dortmund and he has won another shot to establish himself within the starting XI.

There are some players from the established squad that are currently not going through their best moment of performance, this might be the ideal opportunity that Jadon Sancho has been waiting for.

We specifically have to mention Jesse Lingard, a very talented Manchester United player who dramatically dropped his level over the last year.

Who could Sancho play with on England’s starting XI?

With Lingard practically out of the picture in regards to the level of performance, Gareth Southgate has only two positions secured inside his squad.

Harry Kane is the captain and the Three Lions’ most important player, his spot is secured for the next two matches.

Raheem Sterling is another player who has a safe spot inside Southgate’s team, the Manchester City player had an incredible last season and he is already part of the inner circle.

This leaves a free spot for one offensive player, we have another four players who will fight for this last spot.

Jesse Lingard is one of them, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another one, Marcus Rashford is the third, and Jadon Sancho is the last one.

Despite his young age, the Borussia Dortmund player is arguably the most qualified to accompany Sterling and Kane on the attack.

Jadon proved that he can play on the right lane with a guaranteed level of performance that is on par with the other two established players, only Marcus Rashford could threaten his claim for the position.

The upcoming matches for England will be against Bulgaria and the second one against Kosovo, this kicks off the European Qualifiers for the Three Lions.

Both of these matches appear as ideal opportunities for Gareth Southgate to give every player his chance to perform.

Other young English players who have a shot.

Southgate also spoke candidly about the new players who will also get their chance to shine, we have the inclusion of familiar names such as Harry Winks.

The Tottenham Hotspur’s player returns to a call-up and hopes that he can become a regular for his country, he performs as an offensive midfielder right behind the strikers.

Another surprising inclusion is Mason Mount, the Chelsea FC young star who is quickly becoming one of the most exciting new talents in English football.

Mount had a tremendous season in the Championship with Derby County, manager Frank Lampard brought him back to Chelsea on his new adventure and he has been playing regularly for the Blues.

But make no mistake, Jadon Sancho is the most impressive young talent out of the bunch.

Gareth Southgate is aware that this youngster is arguably the best option England has to win important matches, playing him in the two upcoming matches is in everybody’s best interest.

This is the ideal time for Sancho to take on the opportunity that life is giving to him, he needs to take it and never let it go.

We already know that this young player can become one of the Three Lions’ most important players over the next decade.

Will Jadon Sancho start in one or two of the two upcoming European Qualifiers for England? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.

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