Gareth Southgate has urged patience with Jadon Sancho as the winger has yet not adapted completely to life at Manchester United. Sancho made the switch to Manchester from Borussia Dortmund. He missed a penalty in Euros and was subsequently racially abused on social media. Southgate even mentioned that the form of the winger this season was not worthy of a call-up. Sancho was included in the squad and started the 5-0 whitewash of Andorra in their World Cup qualifying campaign. He was rewarded with two assists to his name.
“It was not easy for a winger in the game because quite often you are receiving the ball with two, sometimes three, defenders really close,” Gareth Southgate said about Jadon Sancho. “So you’ve got to pick the right moment to set the ball off and the right moments to back yourself to maybe take one or two of those players out and I thought he did that exceptionally well a couple of times. It is important that he got the assist because you’ve also got to have that productivity and the right pass or the right cross at the end of those passages of play.”
“We shouldn’t be surprised that for a young player to have such a big change in his life, new league, new club, different style of play, different training regime, back living in Manchester, moving house and everything that’s involved in that, that’s a lot to take in,” he added.