Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, has joked about looking forward to a test run against Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk in the Nation’s League.
Van Dijk emerged winner of the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, following a spectacular season for the Merseyside reds, holding an incredible record which dates back to last year’s March – the last time Van Dijk was dribbled by any opponent in the Premier League.
Jadon Sancho feels the center back is an inspiration for ‘a lot of youngsters,’ as he joked about a ‘Nations League’ faceoff with a smile.
“Nations League is coming up!” Sancho told Sky Sports.
“I’ve been watching a lot of Premier League games and I’ve seen him. He’s a great defender. He shows his ability on the pitch and that’s why he’s probably one of the best defenders in the world right now.
“It was either Raheem [Sterling] or Van Dijk who was going to win it because both this year’s seasons [for both players] have been fantastic. Their stats speak for themselves and they keep their teams on tip top.”
He added: “He’s an inspiration to a lot of youngsters, especially because he’s from London as well,” Sancho said. “I’m from London, so I’m sure every youngster from London will look up to him and be just like him one day and win big awards like that.”