EnglandEngland and Borussia Dortmund young star Jadon Sancho, will be out to silence his critics on Wednesday when his side take on Club Brugge in their third Champions League group game.
The 20 year old Englishman has picked up just two assists so far in his five Bundesliga games this season. compared to five assists and three goals at the same stage last term.
Sancho, who was heavily linked with a move back to England throughout the summer, has been distracted by speculation over his future.
“Since his departure from Dortmund didn’t work out, Sancho has been a shadow of his former self,” wrote broadcaster NTVNTV on their website last month.
“There was a lot of talk about him leaving, and that can have an influence,” said coach Lucien Favre last week when asked about Sancho’s form.
Sancho who is currently in his fourth season at Dortmund, has taken fellow Englishman Jude Bellingham 17, who joined Dortmund from Birmingham City in July.
“It helps me a lot to get encouragement and praise from (Sancho),” Bellingham was quoted as saying last week.
“He is really very important for me, not just because he comes from the same country and speaks the same language.
“Even more important is the fact that he puts his arm around me and the other young players.”