​England players have praised the brief cameo of Jadon Sancho following his history-making appearance during their Nations League game against Croatia on Friday night.


The 18-year-old was introduced by Gareth Southgate in the final 12 minutes of the goalless draw in front of an empty Stadion HNK Rijeka, giving a glimpse of the form that earned him his first call-up for the senior side. 

Croatia v England - UEFA Nations League A

While his time of the pitch in Croatia was limited it hasn't stopped fellow members of the England squad singing the praises of the ​Borussia Dortmund youngster, with ​Harry Kane claiming they've already seen his talent in training at St George's Park.


"He's great. Big congrats to him for his debut today, I thought he came on and made an impact as well," said the England captain following the game, as quoted by the ​Daily Mail


"He's been great in training and he has just got to keep working hard and playing games and I'm sure he will have a very bright future."

Kane wasn't the only member of the England squad to congratulate Sancho, as ​Tottenham teammate ​Eric Dier also spoke glowingly of the teenager, describing him as "confident" despite his limited experience.


Dier said: "I think he was fantastic when he came on. He was direct and confident and technically he's very gifted. Hopefully he can be a big part of England in the future if he keeps working hard."

Sancho first senior call-up came as a result of a sensational start to the season in Germany, registering six assists in the ​Bundesliga - the most in Europe's top five leagues - as well as assisting in both the DFB-Pokal and Champions League, taking his tally to eight in just ten appearances.