Jadon Sancho remains confident in England’s World Cup plans.
The Manchester United midfielder has been left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad for the forthcoming Nations League games against Italy and Germany on Friday.
That leaves the 22-year-old with little time and plenty to do to secure a place in the finals group for this winter’s tournament in Qatar.
But he put disappointment behind him when he scored for United in Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League win over Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova.
“That (the World Cup) is one of the goals,” Sancho told MUTV.
“It’s unfortunate that I wasn’t called up, but I have to keep focusing on myself and working hard, week in and week out.
“So that’s what I’m going to do.”
Sancho, who celebrated his 17th-minute goal by holding up a shin guard given to him by a fan, had also cleared a shot off the line in a comfortable win for United. Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the win with a penalty before the break.
It was United’s first win in the competition after losing their Group E opener to Real Sociedad last week.
“Starting the season with a loss was a disturbing result so we knew it was a must,” said Sancho.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/jadon-sancho-manchester-united-europa-league-moldova-nations-league-b2168466.html Jadon Sancho keeps World Cup hopes alive