Borussia Dortmund’s rising superstar Jadon Sancho is now well used to life in Germany, though admits he still does not trust the nation’s barbers with his hair.
The 18-year-old has continued to be a revelation this season, scoring the winner in a tight 2-1 victory over rivals Schalke on Saturday to keep Dortmund top of the league by nine points.
Sancho has revealed his one high-end tendency is to fly over his barber from the UK – every time his locks need a touch-up.
“I don’t trust German barbers, so I don’t get my hair cut here,” he told the Mirror.
“When I want a trim, I get my man over from England. I’ve seen the barbers in Germany!
“I’m loyal, I like my own man. I prefer not having a trim for three months rather than go there.”
Sancho’s rise at Dortmund has been nothing short of spectacular, moving to the German city in search of first-team action following a frustrating spell in the youth set up of Manchester City.
Sancho was allocated the No 7 shirt of Ousmane Dembele upon his arrival, after the Frenchman had completed a huge-money move to Barcelona.
The 18-year-old Sancho took little time to nail down a place in the Dortmund first XI and was rewarded with a senior England call-up by Gareth Southgate as a result.
Despite his sizzling form, however, the youngster admits he has already been told by Dortmund what he must do in order to retain his place in the first team of the Bundesliga leaders.
“My weakness is my left foot, I need to improve it,” he added.
“As I get more comfortable in the team I’m trying to use my left more because the manager and coaches at Dortmund keep telling me I need to use my left to stay in the team.”