Euro 2020: Gareth Southgate Reveals Why Sancho Has Not Played For England Yet
Why Sancho Has Not Played
Gareth Southgate, England’s manager, has revealed why Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has not yet been included in the Euro 2020 squad.
Sancho is one of Europe’s most highly-rated attacking players, but he has yet to play a minute for England in this tournament.
On June 13, the 21-year-old was left out of the squad for their 1-0 victory over Croatia.
In England’s 0-0 draw with Scotland on Friday, he was also an unused substitute.
Southgate was quoted by Sky Sports as saying before of England’s match against Czech Republic on Tuesday that Sancho is yet to play for the Three Lions at Euro 2020.
“We have several dynamite possibilities, and many of them are young guys who are competing in their first major competition.
“As a result, we are realistic about our expectations of them as people as a coaching staff.
“Jadon is a part of it.
He’s been training hard the last several days, and we’ll have to weigh those possibilities and make those decisions.”
“I think a lot of those guys we didn’t have for the friendly, so chemistry is something we didn’t have a lot of time to work on,” he continued.
“All we have to do now is keep working on it.”
We know there are some really excellent players in there, and we know they can do more than they did (against Scotland), so we need to assist them in finding their way.
“What matters is that everyone rallies behind the squad and the players because they will need to feel that support and affection.
“This is a young group with, I believe, the third-fewest caps in the tournament.
Because it was a young team playing against Scotland, many of them have never encountered a team like that before.
“They’ve just about made it out alive.
We want to improve, and that’s what we’ll focus on in the next days before facing the Czech Republic.
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