Jadon Sancho’s remarkable rise reached new heights when he made his first competitive England start against the Czech Republic on Friday.
Gareth Southgate trusted the 18-year-old to feature from the off as England’s Euro 2020 qualifying campaign got underway with an impressive 5-0 win.
And the Borussia Dortmund winger didn’t disappoint, producing a confident display that belied his youth and inexperience.
Sancho provided the assist for the first of three Raheem Sterling goals, meaning it’s now 16 assists this season for club and country.
He sits at the top with Lionel Messi as the players with the most assists in Europe’s top five leagues this season with 12. Not bad company to keep.
- How did Sancho fare v Czech Republic?
- Sancho's double nutmeg
- Sterling's tribute to the late Damary Dawkins
The former Manchester City man is destined for a bright future and it’s incredibly exciting to watch his journey.
“This was just another step in the seemingly unstoppable rise of Jadon Sancho,” wrote Sky Sports after his performance against the Czech Republic.
Sancho's old tweets
All this, and yet it seems that Sancho has forgotten to delete his old Twitter account.
The last tweet posted from the account came on October 3, 2013 - Sancho was 13 then. And it features some gems.
July 12, 2012: His first tweet
“Follow me plzz”
July 12, 2012: Playing FIFA
“Home on ps3 playing fifa banging out ultimate team”
July 23, 2012: Watford days
July 23, 2012: Admiring Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
“@Alex_OxChambo. How do u become soo sickk I really wanna be like u cause I think ur a remodel to young kids like myself I play for watford!”
September 18, 2012: ‘Ronaldo STOP IT’
“Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo STOP IT!!!!!”
Cristiano Ronaldo had scored a 90th-minute winner for Real Madrid in a 3-2 win against Manchester City.
November 3, 2012: ‘Feel like a boss’
“Just came bck from footie wid friends feel like a boss I dunno y?? 😊”
December 30, 2012: ‘I’m unfollowing u’
“Who ever is not following me I'm unfollowing u”
May 15, 2013: Celebrating Chelsea’s Champions League win
“Champions of europe we no who we are!!!!!!!! Chelsea”
September 9, 2013: Came late, still scored four
“Came to the stevenage game late but i still banged 4 how do i do it”
It's very funny to look back on now, although Sancho probably wouldn't enjoy seeing what he wrote six years ago.
Click HERE to check out Sancho’s old profile.