Rumours linking Jadon Sancho with a move away from Borussia Dortmund don’t seem to be stopping, but he only wants to do his best for his team.
Borussia Dortmund have made it very clear that Jadon Sancho will be staying on for at least another season. That hasn’t stopped the English media from running stories linking Sancho with a move to Manchester United. But the 20 year old is not getting distracted by the rumours, and wants to do his best for the Black and Yellows.
“The media’s the media,” Sancho said in an interview with SoccerBible. “They’re always going to try and create a story, but this is how you manage it. For me, I just focus on my football. I just want to do what’s best for my team and win titles at the end of the day.”
Borussia Dortmund were said to be asking for a fee of 120 million euros for Sancho before their August 10 deadline. And he will almost certainly cost more than 100 million euros when he eventually leaves the club, but Sancho does not really pay any attention to the transfer fees.
“I guess it’s a nice feeling to be worth so much, but again, I don’t really look at it that much. For me it’s about doing well for my team and doing well for myself as well.”
“When I have a shit game I’m just down. I feel shit about myself. So I always like having a good game and showing people what I can do. I know what I can do, and if I play bad then I’m just pissed off with myself. Next game I’ll try and improve on whatever I’ve done wrong.”
Sancho, who has three years remaining on his Borussia Dortmund contract, also spoke about his decision to leave Manchester City and move to Germany as a 17 year old in 2017.
“I took a massive risk coming to Germany. I had a lot of people doubting me saying why are you leaving City, but I just felt like it was the right time for me, especially after the Euros, because I did well in the Euros. I felt like that was a clip for me to say I feel like I’m ready.”
“I showed my ability and what I could do and I got best player. I felt that at City I was not going to get an opportunity, because they have so many great players, you know how City are. I felt I had to go somewhere where they would give the opportunity. Borussia Dortmund ticked that box. At the time Christian Pulisic was playing, but I knew I’d get a shot over there.”
“I was lucky enough that I had the coaches that had faith in me, and they took a chance. The last few years have gone so quick for me and I’m enjoying the journey.”
The Englishman has developed a great partnership with Erling Haaland, and he believes that the striker has made a big impact since his January move from RB Salzburg.
“He made a big impact. We have someone who can hold the ball and link with the 10. Before we had Paco Alcacer, who was doing his thing, but sometimes you need the variety of both. Pack used to like to drop deep, play a one two, whereas Haaland is more about the runs in behind.”
With the European Championships set to take place at the end of the season, Sancho is determined to perform well for England and make his country proud.
“Hopefully I’ll be involved in the setup and hopefully I get my opportunity to play. I’d like to make the country proud, and hopefully we can go far in the competition, because we do have the players to go far. I need to look back at what it was like in ’96 when the Euros were last in England.”
Before he represents England at the Euros, Sancho will be aiming to help Borussia Dortmund win the Bundesliga title this season. Der BVB begin their season with the first round of the DFB Pokal on September 14, before taking on Borussia Mönchengladbach on matchday one in the Bundesliga five days later.