Jadon Sancho Slammed by German Media After Shambolic Performance in Dortmund’s Defeat to Hoffenheim

Jadon Sancho Slammed by German Media After Shambolic Performance in Dortmund’s Defeat to Hoffenheim

Rene Otinga
updated at February 26, 2024 at 1:35 PM
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  • Jadon Sancho’s loan spell at Borussia Dortmund is not going to his plans
  • The winger had another dull day in Dortmund’s 3-2 defeat to Hoffenheim
  • German media brutally criticised him for another below-par performance

Jadon Sancho’s cameo for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday left German media labelling him as the ‘worst player on the pitch’ in a brutal assessment.

The 23-year-old has not had an ideal return to Germany since his loan move from Manchester United in January 2024.

Jadon Sancho in action for Borussia Dortmund against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.
Jadon Sancho played for 75 minutes for Borussia Dortmund against Hoffenheim before being taken off. Photo: Michael Bulder.
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After providing an assist in his first game back against 20th-ranked side, Darmstadt, Sancho has blanked in subsequent games, including Sunday’s clash against Hoffenheim.

These sorts of performances were always bound to attract criticism, and once it came, it was unrelenting.

German outlet, Der Westen, wrote a scathing piece about Sancho, describing him as the ‘worst player on the pitch’ to refer to his performance at Signal Iduna Park.

"BVB was so happy when Jadon Sancho was brought back during the last winter transfer period. The prodigal son is finally back," the report read.

The report continued about how Sancho's arrivals sent the fans into 'a state of euphoria'.

"A few weeks later, there is no sign of it anymore. Against TSG Hoffenheim, the supporters hoped that the 23-year-old would finally score his first goal.
"But they were disappointed once again. The BVB star showed another poor performance against Hoffenheim and was probably the worst player on the pitch."

After playing for 75 minutes, Sancho, who failed to register a shot on goal or a meaningful cross, was replaced by Jamie Bynoe-Gittens with his team trailing 3-2.

Hoffenheim secured a famous win to move to 30 points on the log, as per the Bundesliga website.

What next for Sancho and Dortmund?

Sancho’s recent performances have cast a shadow over his position in the German side's starting XI under Edin Terzic.

He will surely be hoping to turn his form around in Dortmund’s next game against Union Berlin on Saturday, March 2.

Kane saves Bayern again

Still on news from the Bundesliga, Harry Kane rescued Bayern from dropping points with a superb last-minute goal against RB Leipzig.

As Sports Brief also previously reported, the 30-year-old scored twice on Saturday as the Bavarians left it late to claim all three points.

The Bavarians remain eight points behind Bayer Leverkusen, while also being in danger of exiting the Champions League campaign.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.