Renato Sanches: Behind the Biggest Fall From Grace in Recent Football History

Renato Sanches: Behind the Biggest Fall From Grace in Recent Football History

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The date was 29 November 2017. The time was 8:17 p.m. The venue was Stamford Bridge.

Renato Sanches, one of the world’s most exciting young footballers, was about to become a laughing stock.

Dressed in Swansea’s red away strip and with the scoreline at 0-0, he dropped deep in the Chelsea half to receive a pass from team-mate Roque Mesa. Sanches controlled the ball on his back foot, took one touch, then played a pass straight out of play into the advertising hoarding. Rather than aim at Martin Olsson, he had passed to a red Carabao logo.

Sanches rolled his eyes towards the sky. Swansea’s management team squirmed awkwardly on the bench. Boss Paul Clement seemed in disbelief.

It was a moment that quickly became a hit across social media channels and the unfortunate moment sums up his current situation.

Sanches, the Euro 2016 Golden Boy, finds himself misplaced and in a confidence crisis. Now he has a hamstring injury, too.

At the age of 20, serious questions are already being asked of him. How has this incredible talent spiralled so quickly?

The truth is that worrying signs had set in even before he arrived in the Premier League.

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February 15, 2018 at 12:34AM

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