Witsel backs team-mates to go all the way

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Borussia Dortmund's Axel Witsel believes both Christian Pulisic and Jadon Sancho can become two of the best wingers in the world.

Borussia Dortmund’s Axel Witsel believes both Christian Pulisic and Jadon Sancho can become two of the best wingers in the world.

The trio have started well this season and they have helped Dortmund reach the top of the Bundesliga table.

Lucien Favre’s men have a four-point cushion over their rivals but they will take on defending champions Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Witsel has only been playing with Pulisic and Sancho for the last few months but he has already seen enough to expect them to go all the way in the game.

He told reporters: ‘We have a lot of new players and the way we are playing right now, usually it takes more time. I cannot explain why we are doing really well and this is good for us, and we will of course do our best to keep going like this.

‘[Pulisic and Sancho are] young but really talented. If they keep going like this, they can be – I will not say the best winger – but they can become one of, because they’re really talented, but they need to keep working hard, and I hope we will keep them for a few years.’

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