Two of England’s brightest young ballers in Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson faced off against each other in the Bundesliga this weekend.
The pair showed just how exciting the future of English football is as Sancho scored the opening goal and put in a MOTM shift as Borussia Dortmund led Hoffenheim 3-0 with just 20 minutes to go, before Nelson came on to help inspire his team to a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Signul Iduna Park.
In a post on Instagram, Reiss said: “What. A. Game. Buzzing to be part of the come back and help the team. Also amazing feeling to share the pitch with my brother @sanchooo10, from the cage outside my house to the Bundesliga!”
This was the first time the two friends had played against each other after Nelson was an unused sub in the reverse fixture earlier this season in the Bundesliga.
Sancho posted following the game also: “Crazy crazy game! Disappointing not to get the win but great team effort from the boys today! @bvb09 Happy to get a goal n also to share the pitch with my close friend @reissnelson ❤️ it’s been 1 hell of a journey bro but proud of you brother, keep working hard!”
Both are part of a new wave of Young Lions are no longer players who are preceded by hyperbole or inflated transfer fees – they’re confident and skilful young ballers getting first team action and being courted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs.