Theo Walcott believes Jadon Sancho is going to be a big hit in the England colours.
The Borussia Dortmund attacker has hit another level this season and his brilliant form earned him an England call-up for the next two UEFA Nations League game against Spain and Croatia.
Despite starting just one game this season the 18 year old has already bagged six assists and has been attracting all the attention. Walcott himself was surprisingly picked up in the 2006 World Cup but wasn’t involved in the tournament.
Southgate has already made his intentions known with his team selection as the ambitious gaffer prefers a younger setup. Walcott feels Sancho will shine for England in the bigger stage.
“He can deal with it, he’s been in the Dortmund dressing room, he’s played at their stadium which is fantastic. He won’t be fazed at all.
“It’s completely different now, there are a lot of young players in that group. When I came through there was Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard – completely established players in the team – so it’s a different environment I would say.
“Of course it’s still daunting but when you get down on the field and play football that’s all you want to do, you just want to play, it doesn’t matter who it’s for.
“You just want to go out there and do your best and I’m sure everyone will.
“You just want to go out there and do your best and I’m sure everyone will.”