According to a report from Sky Sports, Jadon Sancho will likely start for England on today’s European Qualifier vs Kosovo.
After their 4-0 victory against Bulgaria last weekend, the England National Team will face Kosovo on Tuesday and Jadon Sancho is likely to start.
Despite the obvious choice that manager Gareth Southgate made of picking Marcus Rashford for the last game, that doesn’t mean any player has a secured spot.
In fact, the gaffer gave a press conference on Monday to speak about this specific topic.
When asked about the players who were safe inside the starting eleven, Southgate confirmed that not even Harry Kane has that certainty.
This luxury can happen with England due to the high level of performance that many of the players currently have.
We previously offered an opinion about Jadon Sancho having a chance to finally earn his spot in the squad, but he didn’t start against Bulgaria.
However, the upcoming game against Kosovo appears to be the chance he’s been waiting for.
The gaffer confirmed that he will make some interesting changes in the starting XI, which means that Sancho will get his shot on Tuesday.
A report from Sky Sports confirmed this information, the more likely player to sit on the bench will be Marcus Rashford.
The manager also needs to give his stars some resting time while thinking about the clubs they represent, the managers from their respective squads will be very grateful for this.
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— FUTBOLISTA (@OkFutbolista) September 3, 2019
The manager spoke to the press ahead of this match against Kosovo, which will happen at Southampton’s St. Mary’s Stadium on Tuesday.
“We might freshen the team a bit, that will be important. We don’t need to, everyone is fit and available. We need to make sure we get the balance right.”
“We need to get the right attacking and defending profiles to make sure we win the game.”
“I absolutely think this is our most difficult match from the qualifiers to date.”
“I wasn’t surprised by the result on Saturday against the Czech Republic.”
“Before the game, my coaches were sitting down to watch, and I said, ‘I’m expecting you to come and tell me Kosovo win’, because I’ve watched all of the matches, every game, and the level of performance has been consistent.”
“The tactical side of the game has been good. The coach has the team really well organized.”
“And, of course, the passion of a relatively new country is clear. The spirit and the passion for the shirt and for the flag.”
“So, I think the team have brought all of those things to their performances and I’m expecting them to be the toughest challenge.”
“They have the longest unbeaten record in Europe. So, that in itself is a stat that should make people take notice.”
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— Faisal HQ (@iF2is) September 9, 2019
Sancho’s opportunity to shine is here.
The Borussia Dortmund’s winger is one of the most exciting talents in English football’s most recent history, he is even more appealing than players such as Raheem Sterling or Marcus Rashford.
Playing against Kosovo from the very start will be one of the main motivators for him, as Sancho tries to garner more prestige with his club.
Also, a possible transfer in the future could come faster if he delivers great performances on the international stage.
Jadon is happy in Germany for now, but he will likely try to get himself a new contract in one of the best clubs in the world sometime in the future.
While Borussia Dortmund is a great place for him to keep growing as a professional, we are convinced that Sancho’s ultimate goal is to migrate either back to England or Spain.
This is the type of talent for which the biggest clubs in the world would pay an insane amount of cash.
Jadon Sancho has a bright future ahead of him and Dortmund won’t be the place where he is going to become that player.
We expect the best possible version of the England youngster for this match against Kosovo, Sky Sports’ report is reliable enough to believe he is playing from the start.
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— Faisal HQ (@iF2is) September 9, 2019
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