Jadon Sancho addresses THAT dodgy accent as England star insists he adopts a European twang during interviews at Borussia Dortmund to help bypass the ‘language barrier’
Jadon Sancho has addressed his questionable accent when speaking with the German media as the Borussia Dortmund star insisted that he changes his voice to help bypass the ‘language barrier’.
Sancho has lit up the Bundesliga since leaving Manchester City for Dortmund, scoring 50 goals and providing 64 assists in 137 games for the German club.
The Englishman’s displays abroad have naturally attracted attention and the 21-year-old has taken to post-match media duties for his club, although fans have noted that something is not quite right when Sancho speaks to the German press.
Jadon Sancho (R) has addressed the dodgy accent he uses when speaking in Germany
A clip of Sancho speaking in a European twang after a Dortmund game went viral in February
Instead of speaking in his natural South London accent, the attacker adopts a more European twang to his voice.
A clip of Sancho talking to the media alongside Erling Haaland went viral earlier this season as the Englishman joined the likes of Joey Barton and Steve McLaren in talking in a slightly altered tone.
And Sancho has had his say on the matter, insisting that his natural, South London accent would be too difficult for the Germans to pick up.
The 21-year-old says he changes his voice to help overcome the ‘language barrier’ abroad
Sancho is hoping to light up the European Championships with England this summer
‘It’s the language barrier, for people who don’t really understand English,’ he told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Daily Euros podcast.
‘The only reason I do it is for them to understand. You know when you go to Spain and talk to a waiter at a restaurant?’
‘I think they call it Spanglish, don’t they?’ presenter Emma Saunders replies.
‘Is that what they call it? Ok, yeah, Spanglish,’ Sancho says.
Sancho has been linked with a return home, amid speculation that Manchester United have launched a £67m bid to prise Sancho from Dortmund this summer.