The young English striker has closely followed the Premier League this season and is ready to face the Dutch in shape.
Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho joked that he is looking forward to the League of Nations to test his skills against PFA player of the year Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool defender Van Dijk was the winner of the tribute, voted by the members of the Professional Footballers Association, ahead of five other candidates including team-mate Sadio Mane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva, of Manchester City. as talisman of Chelsea Eden Hazard.
Van Dijk proved to be a crucial point in a Liverpool backline that suffered the least number of goals in the Premier League this season and has only one point out of City in the title race with just two remaining games.
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The defender did not allow a single player to successfully dribble this season, nor has any player managed since last March in the Premier League.
And when asked about Van Dijk's victory, along with that statistic, international Sancho of England has noticed that he will have the chance to succeed where others failed when the Three Lions pitted the defender and the Netherlands in the League of Nations semifinals in June.
"League of Nations is coming!" Said Sancho 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 skill on the field 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 because both seasons this year [for both players] has been fantastic. Your statistics speak for themselves and keep your teams
0 – No opposition player has completed a dribble with Virgil van Dijk in any of his 36 PL this season. In fact, this race extends until last March, which means that he has not been dribbled by an opponent in any of his last 45 PL applications. Immobile #PFAAwards #POTY pic.twitter.com/Y8BIsle0vq
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 28, 2019
Sancho also spoke about his England teammate Sterling who was named PFA's Best Player of the Year and was seen as the main competitor for Player of the Year with Van Dijk.
And Sancho, a man born in London, sees Sterling's success as an inspiration to himself and others like him.
"He's an inspiration to many young people, especially since he's from London too," said Sancho. "I'm from London so I'm sure every young man in London will look at him and be like him someday and win great prizes like that."
Sancho and Dortmund will try to recover from the Reverend derby against Schalke last weekend against Werder Bremen on Saturday.