Sancho looks up to Pulisic

Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho says he’s inspired by the achievements of team-mate Christian Pulisic, but is ready to challenge him for a starting berth.

Sancho joined Dortmund from Manchester City in August last year and has made six Bundesliga appearances for the club, providing one assist.

The 17-year-old is determined to become an established player at Signal Iduna Park and has used Pulisic as a great example of what can be done.

“When he plays, everything seems so simple and normal. I want to be like that too,” Sancho told The Times.

“He’s only two years older than me, but what he has already achieved with the USA, despite the huge pressure on him, is an inspiration for me.”

Despite looking up to the United States international, Sancho is also confident in his own abilities and believes he is ready to start pushing the more experienced players.

“I’m ready to take on Pulisic and the others,” the English teenager added. “I looked at who plays there and had played there. Lots of young players come to Dortmund and become top players.

“I thought to myself, ‘Wow! I could do it too’. I want to part of that story. They have shown that age is not a factor. They let you play if you’re good enough.”

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