Christian Pulisic says “the sky is the limit” for Borussia Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho after the young Dortmund stars faced each other in a friendly on Thursday, with Sancho providing an assist for England as they eased to a 3-0 win over the USA.
Sancho, 18, has been one of Dortmund’s most exciting players of the season so far, leading the Bundesliga’s assist chart with six to his name as well as four goals in just 11 appearances in 2018/19.
He now has an international assist to his name as well, having set up Trent Alexander-Arnold for England's second goal against Pulisic's USMNT side at Wembley. The Dortmund pair also swapped shirts at the end of the match as you can see below. Before the game, the American spoke to the Evening Standard about his relationship with the high-flying BVB winger.
“I went through the exact same things as him,” Pulisic said. “Whenever he is going through a tough time he knows I have been through situations like that. I am there and I can talk to him. It’s a cool relationship we have.”
Sancho and Pulisic have been part of BVB’s stunning attacking force which has seen the black-and-yellows rise to top of the table, with a four-point cushion ahead of second-place Borussia Mönchengladbach.
While the pair play on opposite wings on the pitch for Dortmund, Pulisic says he and Sancho have become close friends - and he has seen on the training pitch and in games just how much talent the Dortmund No. 7 has.
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“The sky is the limit for a guy like him,” Pulisic said. “A young player coming through, you can see how much talent and how much skill he has.
“He has done great for Dortmund so far and this season he is doing really well. We want to continue to see those things. Hopefully, he will continue on this path. My first impressions of him are he is a young guy with a lot of talent. He is being a bigger part of the team now and doing a great job with that.”