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German legend Matthaus: Seeing Sancho for first time stunned me

German legend Lothar Matthaus admits he's a big fan of Borussia Dortmund whiz Jadon Sancho.

The former Manchester City and Watford junior is now part of England's senior squad.

Matthaus told The Sun: "The first time I saw Jadon Sancho he made me stand still. And that's never happened before.

"It was when he was playing for the England Under-17s against Norway in the European Championships.

"I was in the gym, on the running machine, with the television on. But after 15 minutes I stopped running to watch it more closely.

"I would normally never do that. I am focused on my run. Yet I wanted to know more about this wonderful guy I'd seen playing.

"I didn't know him at all, or who he played for, only his surname."

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