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Borussia Dortmund boss responds to Jadon Sancho criticism after Champions League draw



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Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzić has responded to the criticism Manchester United loanee Jadon Sancho received following their draw with PSV in the Champions League.

Sancho, 23, rejoined the Bundesliga club in the January transfer window on a six-month loan deal after being exiled from the United first-team squad due to an argument with Erik ten Hag.

The winger assisted a goal in his second debut but has since blanked in his five following appearances, including in the Champions League against PSV on Tuesday evening.

He was brought off after 68 minutes and failed to make a significant impact on the game. The second leg will be played in Germany on 13 March.

Speaking after full-time, Terzić explained that Sancho knows that he can improve his performances but reiterated that the club is ‘really happy’ that he has returned on loan.

“With Jadon, it is always good to have him around, inside the team, inside the group, and also inside the squad on a matchday because Jadon is capable of making special things happen,” Terzic told TNT Sports.

“He didn’t have his best performance today, like us all, and he knows that he is able to play better football than today.

“This is what we are going to work on, to get him back on this level every three days when needed. But he is full of joy, and we are really happy and pleased that he is around.”

Sancho’s long-term future is unlikely to be at Dortmund, however, after the club’s sporting director, Sebastian Kehl, released a statement explaining the difficulties behind a permanent move.

The 23-year-old appears to be in agreement with this after a recent report stated that the loanee does not expect to be at the German club next term.

Sancho has played 82 games for United, scoring 12 goals and registering six assists.