Jadon Sancho says he’s been caught by the thrill of “entertaining the crowd” at the U17 World Cup in India.
The Young Lions forward played a major role in Sunday’s opening game win over Chile, providing the pass for Callum Hudson-Odoi’s early opener before adding two goals for himself after the break.
- Born: London, 25 March 2000
- Club: Borussia Dortmund
- Idols: Ronaldinho & Neymar
- Twitter: @Sanchooo10
And when Sancho’s room-mate Angel Gomes added a late fourth in front of an official crowd of 46,000, who were largely in support of England, it capped off a career highlight for the 17-year-old.
“Everyone’s buzzing and really happy that they’re here, so we just can’t wait for the next game,” admitted Sancho, who joined up with the squad last week from Borussia Dortmund.
“The team performance was really good, it’s always nice to get an early goal and after you do that, we just made them run.
“I was very happy with the goals, we [Callum Hudson-Odoi] have a thing in training and get on well off the pitch, but in the first half I could have played better.
“In the second half, I showed a bit more. It’s always nice to score for your country and try to set the standard and the benchmark.
“I just like exciting the crowd with my football.
“India’s been great, the welcome has been really good, they’ve cheered us on and they were screaming our names.
“To hear someone screaming your name from another country is really big, as I never knew that I was known out here.”