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Sterling was surprised by Sancho’s talent

DORTMUND, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 24: Jadon Malik Sancho of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park on February 24, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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The two footballers spent some time together in the English Premier League with Manchester City until Sancho decided to leave for Borussia Dortmund.

Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho spend some time together playing for Manchester City in the English Premier League.

but then the young English footballer decided to go to the German Bundesliga to play for Borussia Dortmund.

“The first day I’d seen him training with us, I was really happy to see such a talent,” said Sterling to Sport 360.

“I always knew he’d become the player he has, for sure. From minute one. I was playing right back against him one day in pre-season training and he spun me back and I nearly did my back in. He’s a great talent.”

“When he first mentioned to me he was thinking about going abroad, even though he was a City player, I was happy to hear that from him. To see that confidence, it reminded me of myself when I went to Liverpool,” he added.

“To have a couple of London teams and Liverpool to go to, I chose the further option, to have the time out away from my friends. So when he said that to me about going, I knew he had a massive chance to go on to do big things.”

“I wouldn’t say it’s about being scared or frightened in taking a risk, but being mainly content, mainly at ease, and he’s gone on and taken a step forward,” he commented.

“I’m just really happy to see him doing so well. He’s doing massive things and I hope he stays level headed and keeps working and keeps learning.”