Borussia Dortmund player Jadon Sancho is confident he may be the first player to beat Virgil van Dijk when the pair meet at the Nations League this summer.
Van Dijk was named Player of the Year on Sunday and Sancho was asked what he thought of the centre-back’s impressive statistics.
“Nations League is coming up,” Sancho told Sky Sports with a laugh.
“I’ve been watching a lot of Premier League games and I’ve seen him. He’s a great defender. He shows his ability on the pitch and that’s why he’s probably one of the best defenders in the world right now. It was either Raheem [Sterling] or Van Dijk who was going to win it because both this year’s seasons [for both players] have been fantastic.
“Their stats speak for themselves and they keep their teams on tip top.”
While Van Dijk has enjoyed a superb season, Sancho has been on fire playing for Dortmund in the Bundesliga.