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BVB whizkid Sancho can become England's Neymar says former youth coach

Jadon Sancho's former youth coach believes the Borussia Dortmund youngster can become England's Neymar.

The 18-year-old signed with Dortmund last summer after leaving Manchester City. He left in search of first-team football and was rewarded with twelve Bundesliga appearances last season.

And Dan Micciche, who coached Sancho at the England U15 and U16 levels, believes Sancho can become a significant figure for the national team if he continues to develop in Germany.

He told The Guardian: "Provided he doesn't become restricted he could be our Neymar-type player - in terms of being unpredictable, playing on that left-hand side.

"And he's flamboyant, entertaining to watch. But like Neymar, he's effective with it. In most games he'll create something - it's not a beauty contest. He's not on the pitch flicking it over someone's head for the sake of it.

"What he brings to the table are ball skills – being able to play out of tight areas in a way where he can beat a player rather than having to pass it and he can do that a variety of ways. He can run with the ball at speed and go both sides.

"Even though he's right-footed, when he's dribbling at people on that left side he can actually go inside or outside and that makes him very difficult to defend against."

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