Jadon Sancho Endures Nightmare Return to Champions League as Stats vs PSV Emerge

Jadon Sancho Endures Nightmare Return to Champions League as Stats vs PSV Emerge

Rene Otinga
updated at February 21, 2024 at 11:23 AM
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  • Jadon Sancho had a game to forget against PSV Eindhoven
  • The 24-year-old is on loan at Borussia Dortmund
  • He has notched one assist in five Bundesliga appearances

Jadon Sancho’s highlights for Borussia Dortmund against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday, February 20 have left Manchester United fans all saying the same thing.

The England international rejoined Dortmund on loan from Manchester United in January, months after a fallout with his manager Erik ten Hag.

Jadon Sancho had a torrid Champions League return against PSV Eindhoven
Jadon Sancho against PSV Eindhoven at Philips Stadion on February 20, 2024 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Photo by Nesimages/Michael Bulder.
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Things went wrong for the 24-year-old after he publicly blasted the Man United boss on social media, as he felt he was unfairly being singled out.

A stalemate ensued between the two parties, and with neither willing to compromise, Sancho was sent back to Dortmund in the winter.

Since his move back to Germany, he has been a consistent figure within Edin Terzić’s side, making five appearances in the league and getting one assist.

He made his return to the Champions League on Tuesday as Dortmund travelled to the Netherlands for the last 16 clash against PSV Eindhoven, but his performances in the first leg tie were below par.

Sancho stats vs PSV

Sancho failed to register a goal or assist in the game, as the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.

The winger was also fairly quiet in his 68 minutes on the pitch, failing to create a single chance from dangerous play, according to @statmandave.

What’s worse, he also failed to complete a single dribble despite his known ability with his quick feet.

Finally, 15 of his 21 passes found the intended target on Tuesday night, giving him a passing accuracy of 71%.

What the manager said

Despite a dull evening for Sancho, the winger can take comfort in having his manager’s backing.

After the game, Terzić admitted the loanee did not have his best game and tipped him to improve going forward.

“Jadon is capable of making special things happen,” Terzić told TNT Sports.

“He didn’t have his best performance today, and he knows he can play better football than today and this is what we have to work on. But he is full of joy and we are pleased to have him around.”

Sancho will hope to have more of an impact for Dortmund in their next game against Hoffenheim on Sunday, February 25.

When Sancho missed an open goal

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on how Sancho missed a sitter on February 10 during Dortmund’s game against Freiburg.

His side was leading 3-0 at the time, and he could easily have added to the scoreline, but his effort from a cross from Julian Brandt went harmlessly into the goalkeeper’s hands.

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