England call-up 'biggest thing' to happen to Sancho

Rooney says he now enjoys watching England as a fan two years after he won his last cap

Rooney says he now enjoys watching England as a fan two years after he won his last cap Credit GETTY IMAGES

Sancho, who left Manchester City's youth academy for the Bundesliga side past year, has had a meteoric rise to stardom, which was propelled to a new level after his call-up to England's senior squad.

Here we have an 18-year-old who is doing well at Borussia Dortmund, a big club in a fast-paced, intense, high-quality league and on the back of that he has been rewarded with a call up for his country.

"We want to go there, get the win, get the points we need and then look forward to Spain".

"Now, because of the loan system and how hard it is to break into a Premier League side, we're seeing more and more young players making a football decision to play overseas, and that's fantastic for our game because they're going to come back with different things they've been taught".

At 18 years of age, a man who took the courageous decision to walk out on Manchester City and head for Germany in the summer of 2017 has been handed a maiden senior global call-up. Game time is the most important thing. "All of us had a great bond in the team in India".

"To make my debut would be a dream come true".

However, Matthaus told The Sun: "Dortmund gave him a chance".

Eric Dier was also full of praise for the former Manchester City player, adding: "I think he was fantastic when he came on".

Sancho left City for Germany in a £8 million deal but City were keen to ensure that they put themselves at the front of the queue should they wish to re-sign him in the future. Going against Guardiola was a very gutsy move but with the support from his dad, he handled the situation tremendously well. Scroll down for videos There is another video of Sancho from FFD.TV's Youtube channel, which shows him as a 15-year-old training at Watford, prior to his move north to Manchester City. He has always been very positive about his game and likes playing to his strengths and capitalizing on it. Sancho has no regrets about leaving the Etihad; his career sees him featuring in the Champions League while others in his peer group are finding their routes to this level blocked or restricted to substitute appearances at best. "He won't be fazed at all", Walcott, who has 47 England caps, told "Sky Sports".

For all the progress made by the Three Lions in a glorious Russian summer, a familiar lack of midfield authority ultimately undid England as Croatia's Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic took control of their semi-final to come from a goal down in Moscow.

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