Former England centre-back Rio Ferdinand has urged Gareth Southgate to "be brave" in his team selection and tactics for their Euro 2020 clash with the Czech Republic.
The 21-year-old enjoyed an impressive season with the German giants having scored 16 goals and provided 20 assists, but Southgate has been reserved in utilising the winger and justified his decision using Sancho's inexperience in the national side.
However, Ferdinand has challenged Southgate to trust the youngster, telling his FIVE YouTube Channel: "There's inexperienced players that haven't been to tournaments, they're everywhere. You go on what they've done at their club and the last three years, in terms of output, Sancho has been the second best player in terms of goal involvement over the last three years – and he's done it at Dortmund.
"So to think that you're talking about experience... he's played more games than Phil Foden at the top level as well as Mason Mount and Jude Bellingham. I just feel that sometimes as a manager you've got to be brave. You've got to be brave and don't err on the side of caution.
"In Southgate's own mind he's going to have to be brave because I think naturally he's a more conservative person. In his own mind he'll think he's being brave when we're sitting here going, 'Just play him!', because we've seen him play at the top level.
"But if you're sitting there as Gareth Southgate, you've got to go against your natural instinct."
England have already qualified for the last 16, but can top Group D with a win against the Czech Republic on Tuesday night.