‘Jadon Sancho initially lost his place in the England setup due to being late for a team meeting ahead of Andorra game in 2021 but Manchester United winger’s omission for World Cup squad was based purely on performances’
- Jadon Sancho initially lost his place in England setup due to poor timekeeping
- Sancho angered England staff when he was late for a team meeting in 2021
- The winger was left out of the World Cup squad because of his performances
Jadon Sancho’s timekeeping was an issue for the England coaching staff ahead of his omission from the World Cup squad.
The Manchester United winger wasn’t included in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad for the tournament in Qatar.
As reported by The Telegraph, the decision to leave Sancho out of the squad was based purely on performances.
Jadon Sancho’s timekeeping was an issue for England’s coaching staff before he lost his place in the squad
However, it has emerged that Sancho was late for a team meeting ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier away to Andorra in October 2021.
Southgate only starts meetings when all players are in attendance, so he and his squad were left to wait. Sancho was left out of the next England squad.
Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave Sancho out was based purely on performances
Sancho has been capped by England on 23 occasions since making his debut in 2018.
The 22-year-old hasn’t featured for the Three Lions since the aforementioned game against Andorra.
In 2018 Sancho and Phil Foden were dropped from the England Under-19 side against Latvia after turning up late to a training session ahead of the game.
Sancho started the season well but hasn’t scored in the league since the start of September
Sancho started the season impressively for United with goals against Liverpool and Leicester, but he hasn’t scored in the league since the start of September.
Although Sancho could potentially be used as an attacking midfielder, Southgate’s preference for playing three at the back without any wingers also doesn’t help the United player’s cause in terms of fitting into the team.
Other players who weren’t able to get into the World Cup squad include Tammy Abraham, Ivan Toney, James Ward-Prowse, Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi.
England will take on Iran, the United States and Wales in the group stages of the tournament.