BVB boss puts trust in 'difference maker' Jadon Sancho in Reus' absence
Borussia Dortmund can compensate for Marco Reus' absence, says BVB boss Sebastian Kehl who believes Jadon Sancho will have a key role against Tottenham.
|Jadon Sancho.||Photo: Borussia Dortmund|
Borussia Dortmund's head of the licensed player division, Sebastian Kehl, is confident that the team can cope with Marco Reus' absence against Tottenham.
The BVB captain is set to miss Wednesday's Champions League round of 16 game against Tottenham due to a muscle injury. And although Kehl would obviously have preferred to have Reus at his disposal, he trusts the team to manage without him.
"We would have liked to be able to use him in London, of course," Kehl told DAZN and added:
"He's able to intimidate the opposition to a certain extent with his presence alone."
"But we will compensate for his absence."
In Reus' absence, Kehl puts trust in Jadon Sancho whom he describes as a "difference maker" that you like to watch - as long as you're not the opponent and have to "defend against him".
"The game in England is special for him, of course," Kehl said and added:
"But he has taken a huge step forward, not only sportingly, but also when it comes to his character."
Jadon Sancho, who made his international debut for England last year, joined Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017. The 18-year-old has made 28 appearances for BVB this season with eight goals and 13 assists to his name.