Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke shuts down Jadon Sancho disciplinary stories with definitive statement

Jadon Sancho completed his anticipated return to Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of the season on loan, marking the resolution of his issues with manager Erik ten Hag. He is now eager to step back onto the pitch after an extended absence from playing at Old Trafford.

Recently, the winger was actively linked to a return to Germany, seeking to revive his career away from the Premier League. Upon his return, the Bundesliga club’s CEO dismissed claims about his discipline, which had been cited as the reason for his exclusion from the squad at United. 

BVB CEO addresses Jadon Sancho disciplinary talks

Jadon Sancho’s phase of uncertainty began last year in early September when the Englishman was excluded from the team squad to face Arsenal at the Etihad. The game eventually ended in a 3-1 defeat for the visiting Red Devils, and he hasn’t been part of the first-team operations since.

BVB CEO addresses Jadon Sancho disciplinary talks
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During the post-match, the Dutch boss revealed that Sancho’s training performance fell short of the selection criteria, which he claimed was the reason for his absence. However, the player didn’t sit back and quickly responded to the allegations. Furthermore, he even refused to apologize to the manager, which resulted in consequences, handing him a suspension. 

Moreover, the 23-year-old was consistently called out for his disciplinary conduct by the manager, and his former teammate at Old Trafford, Nemanja Matic, revealed that the forward was often fined due to his late arrival at training sessions, a pattern that was also observed during his time at Dortmund.

Interestingly, Hans-Joachim Watzke, the Dortmund chief, firmly denied all the disciplinary concerns regarding the Manchester United loanee, indirectly taking a dig at the Manchester United boss as well. He said, “Jadon Sancho has no discipline problem at all. I have no idea who invented that story.”

Jadon Sancho reacts to his Bundesliga return

Jadon Sancho made his second debut in his second stint by coming on as a substitute and having an immediate impact by creating a chance that led to an assist for Marco Reus’ second goal for Dortmund. His side claimed a 3-0 victory over Darmstadt on Saturday in the Bundesliga.

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Reacting to his performance after the match, Sancho said, “Ever since I’ve come back, I have felt at home and great to be on the pitch again. It was meant to be, coming back and seeing Marco Reus. I am just happy to set up his goal.”

The former Dortmund player reunited with his former Bundesliga club during the January window, where he held the status of one of the top talents in Europe. In his previous stint, he made 138 appearances for the black and yellow, scoring 50 goals and providing 65 assists.


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