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‘I always knew’ – Jadon Sancho never doubted he would play in a Champions League final

Jadon Sancho was always confident he could play in a Champions League final ahead of Saturday's showdown at Wembley.

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Jadon Sancho has reignited his failing career at Manchester United since leaving on loan in January and is now set to play in the Champions League final at Wembley.

The 24-year-old returned to Borussia Dortmund for the second half of the 2023-24 campaign and has seen his confidence restored.

He was frozen out by Erik ten Hag after falling out with him but things are working out just fine for the winger.

Sancho has not set the world alight with his performances back in Germany but has been influential in BVB’s run to the Champions League final.

Now, he has the biggest chance of his career to prove his doubters wrong as he heads to Wembley.

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Ahead of the clash against Real Madrid, they sat down with him and asked what has changed in the last few months.

He said: “The fans always support me through good and bad times, and that is what keeps me – and young players – motivated to do their best.

“It’s a big family, everyone respects each other, everyone helps each other. Especially for me, a young player, you need this foundation and especially the fans.

“I always knew one day I would play in a game like this.

“For it to be London, and for me to be only 24, to get my first experience in a Champions League final is actually surreal.

“It hasn’t really sunk in yet, but when we travel to London the occasion will start to hit me.

“It’s going to be a great game. Madrid, their history speaks for itself, they’ve got a lot of great players.”

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Sancho will be going up against former Dortmund team-mate Jude Bellingham.

The pair were prolific together in the Bundesliga and it would be a full-circle moment if they were both to score in the final at their national stadium.

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.

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