Chile wary of England’s Sancho, says defender Oyanedel

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Kolkata, Oct 5 (IANS) Highly rated England forward Jadon Sancho is the player Chile will be most careful about when the two sides meet for their Group F FIFA U-17 World Cup clash at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Sunday, defender Yerco Oyanedel said.

“We are watching videos of each and every England player. They are a strong side. But if you ask me, Sancho is the one to watch out for,” Oyanedel told reporters after Chile’s training session on Thursday.

Sancho, who plays for German giants Borussia Dortmund, is likely to be available for the group stages of the tournament after which he has to leave for club assignments.

Oyanedel said the England forward line is very good and have been in form, adding that Chile will be no less when they take the field against them.

“They have very good players especially forwards who are in form. But so are we. We will give our best against them,” he said.

Since arriving in the city, Chile have been struggling to cope with the sultry conditions here. Asked about that, Oyanedel said: “It is very different in Chile. We are working hard to adapt as fast as we can.”

On a different note, Oyanedel was asked whether the team would be watching their senior pros battle it out against Ecuador in a World Cup 2018 qualifying game.

“The game is at 5 a.m. local time so we don’t know whether we would be able to watch it or not. Let’s see,” he said.

“We really want them to go forward and do well.”

–IANS

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