While lighting up the Bundesliga in his first full season in the league, Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho has a lot to be happy about when thinking back on his time in Germany so far.
It would be easy for the 18-year-old to get ahead of himself after becoming the youngest player in league history to score eight goals, as well as the youngest player to score a brace for Dortmund. But the Englishman knows that talent alone is not enough to make it as far as he wants to go.
“I’ve seen a lot of young talents just disappear because it’s obviously come too early, and it’s got to their heads,” Sancho told Dortmund’s official YouTube channel. “I’ve seen this and my family have seen this, but luckily enough I’ve got great people around me to just keep me grounded and humble. I’m grateful to have them tell me that what I’m doing is not enough.”
The England international has scored eight goals and provided a league-high 10 assists so far in 2018/19, with Dortmund in a heated battle with Bayern Munich for the title.
Sancho is the leading light in a season which has seen a host of new young stars break onto the Bundesliga scene. His name is also spreading through Europe, and the Londoner has admitted that watching the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Rashford is a big motivator for him to go out and perform every weekend, knowing they will be watching him too.
“There are the likes of Mbappe doing crazy things at Paris Saint-Germain, and they’re the kind of people I need to