Chelsea winger Madueke opens up says Man UTD Jadon Sancho convinced him to leave Tottenham.
It looks like Chelsea will have something to thank Man UTD for at least.
Noni Madueke had stated that it was Jadon Sancho who convinced him to leave Tottenham youth team and head out to PSV in search of a better place and more playing time.
Here is everything he said;
“The first step is knowing you’re going to do it, the next step is knowing what do you need to get better at, what do you need to do to make sure it happens. For me that was the move to PSV,” explained Madueke, who says Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho’s decision to leave Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund was an inspiration.
“I’d just turned 16. I’d been offered a scholarship agreement at Tottenham but I’d seen a lot of the boys who were good as well just kind of get lost in the system and I didn’t want that for me. I hadn’t seen many others go abroad at that age, I think it was just Jadon Sancho who went before me, but he was a bit older.
“My thing was that we played PSV in a Premier League tournament. We lost to them on penalties in the semi-final, I actually missed a penalty, but I scored in the game. They went on to win it and it was a big tournament for the youth at that time.
“I remember thinking “these boys are good”. Technically and even physically, they were just really good. So I thought going to PSV’s not going to harm my development at all and if I’m good enough I’m going to play quick in the first team. So that was really my mindset.”