Jadon Sancho names two Chelsea players he idolized growing up – –

Jadon Sancho names two Chelsea players he idolized growing up – –

England and Dortmund star Jadon Sancho has revealed that Chelsea legends Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba were two of his biggest inspirations as he grew up.
The 21-year-old winger is heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, with the Red Devils reportedly rejecting an offer of £ 67million for the player.

But as a kid raised in south London, Chelsea were the team Sancho followed, and he has spoken of his love for the Blues before.

Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, Sancho was asked who his main football role models were as a youth.

And it’s no surprise that he provided two Stamford Bridge heroes as an answer.

Jadon Sancho named Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba as his two favorite players growing up

“I would probably say Frank Lampard,” Sancho said. “I was a Chelsea fan growing up, I can’t lie! Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard were my favorite players at the time.

“I love Frank Lampard and the way he played his game; he was so direct and calm on the ball. I like things like that. “

Much has been said about Sancho’s seemingly imminent move to Old Trafford, and it only seems like a matter of time before a deal is struck.

Sancho also admitted that his Three Lions teammates had grilled him about the situation, saying: “All the boys have a lot of questions. I just tell them – ‘Look, I’m just focused on football right now’.

“I’m cool about it. There will always be speculation, especially when you are doing well.

“It’s just the way you handle it on the pitch and keep doing what you’re doing.

“If you continue like this I’m sure it won’t be a problem because the main thing is my football and that’s what I’m focusing on right now. “

His value might even increase if he has a sparkling Euro 2020, but Sancho admitted he didn’t have too many hopes of starting against Croatia on Sunday.

He said: “Because there is a lot of competition in these kinds of positions, I wouldn’t say I’m the most confident.

“But I believe in myself. I feel like if I get the chance I can show what I can do on the pitch.

“I can definitely help the team with goals and assists.

“This team is a great group of guys, people all have different attributes and being a part of it is just an amazing feeling. “


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