Would you believe a 12-year-old boy if he said, “I will become a star in the future”? And how many soccer players are there who can send such a bold story as a message?
A soccer star 10 years ago received a message. “Hello, Troy. My name is Jayden. I’m 12 years old and I’m at Watford Academy. Please watch me carefully!”
It was a really unexpected message, but now he proudly became the star of Manchester United in the English Premier League. His words came true. This is the story of Jaden Sancho.
The Sun recently said, ‘A 12-year-old boy said he would become a star. He is the current Manchester United ace. He was right.”
The author of this article is former Watford striker Troy Deeney (35), now playing for Birmingham City. He is a soccer player and is active as a sports columnist for The Sun. It was an article about what he went through 10 years ago.
He was a Watford striker at the time. He scored 131 goals in 389 matches for Watford from 2010-21. He scored a goal in almost every three matches.
Being such a famous player at Watford, Sancho seems to have idolized him in the Watford academy. So boldly, this boy sent a message to Troy.
Troy was honest. He says he didn’t know it at the time..but years later he got to know him again. Because the child became very famous. And then he added another word. “I should have looked out for him.”
Troy occasionally taught players at Watford Academy. It is said that the academy coaches all said, “We know what a special player Sancho is.”
In particular, it is Troy’s memory that the coaches praised him, saying, “He is a player with such a talent that only comes out once in 10 years.”
“Sancho knew how to play football,” Troy said. He had the style, the speed, the confidence.”
As a result, coach Troina went so far as to say that the important thing was not whether Sancho would succeed, but how quickly he would appear in the EPL.
But Troy says he never met Sancho at Watford. Because he left for Manchester City Academy two years later.
Sancho made his Bundesliga debut at the age of 17 when he turned down an offer from Manchester City and moved to Germany’s Borussia Dortmund.
Troy praised, “It was a really bold move to move to a foreign league at a young age.”
Troy also remembers Sancho’s actions at Dortmund. Sancho wore a T-shirt that read ‘Justice for George Floyd’ after the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. Floyd was a black young man who died in an assault by police officers in the United States in 2020.
“That was bold, too,” Troy said. Sancho knew he knew who he was and he knew he had a strong voice.”
Sancho was selected for England at the age of 18 and signed for Manchester United at the age of 21 for £73m. 스포츠토토
During the World Cup break, United manager Eric ten Haag publicly criticized Sancho for not being physically and mentally fit to play for United.
But Troy thinks otherwise. “No player can have a career that is only in a straight line without a slump. That’s a lie. He learns more in the hard times than in the good times.”
Sancho may suffer temporarily, but Troy is confident he can succeed. Troy diagnosed that the rebound match was the last Leeds game. Sancho, after coming on as a substitute in the second half, scored the 2-2 equalizer to save his team from defeat.
“I’m sure he’ll be back playing regularly at an elite level soon,” said Troy. He is a special player,” he said, without doubting Sancho’s talent.