That is the view of BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand, who praised the England international and says he has been tracking the Borussia Dortmund star since he was young.
Tottenham beat Dortmund 3-0 in their Champions League last-16 first-leg clash after a dazzling display sealed a convincing win.
Second-half goals from Heung-Min Son, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente have given Spurs a superb chance to make the quarter-final for just the second time.
But it was not all plain sailing in the first-half with Sancho pulling the strings for Dortmund.
The 18-year-old has emerged as one of Europe’s top talents this season and his performances have helped the German side to the top of the Bundesliga.
And Ferdinand was full of praise for the teenager at half-time at Wembley.
“I’ve seen Jadon Sancho and I’m just happy to be watching him,” he told BT Sport. “He is scaring the life out of seasoned Premier League players I love it.
“Every time he gets the ball he has the respect of the defenders. He twists people all over the place. Sanchez was turned inside out by him. He is just unbelievable to see.
“I’ve seen Jadon Sancho and I’m just happy to be watching him”
Jermaine Jenas added: “There is so much intelligence in what Sancho does and he gets his head up at the same time.”
Ferdinand then went on to say he has tracked Sancho’s progress from when he was a young boy with huge talent.
“I’ve known about Sancho from when he was a kid. He was always a driven and professional young man. There was pressure on him to decide what to do and he wanted to go on play first team football,” he added.
“He believed the junior level was too easy for him. He’s gone there, assists galore and goals. He’s got the character and belief that he’s one of the best players.”
Of Spurs’ performance in the second-half, Ferdinand praised boss Mauricio Pochettino for his tactical nouse.
“Phenomenal,” Ferdinand said. “Pochettino has to take huge credit tonight.
“I think the way he tweaked the positions of the full-backs from the first half, put them a little bit closer to the three centre-halves, didn’t allow the space down the sides.
“Shut out [Jadon] Sancho in the second half and then the individual performances of [Christian] Eriksen, Vertonghen with the assist and the goal, [Moussa] Sissoko from the middle of the park, Son’s movement and finish. To a man they were fantastic today.
“But I thought the tactical nouse of this team in the second half was fantastic to see.”