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By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Terzic, Kehl, and Reus all express confidence in Sancho: "We know what he's capable of."

BVB trainer Edin Terzic, club sporting director Sebastian Kehl, and his long-time colleague and friend Marco Reus all praised Jadon Sancho after the celebrated returnee helped Borussia Dortmund get the New Year off to a great start with an assist in the 3-0 win over Darmstadt. 

Sancho himself kept his post-match comments terse, noting with a wide grin that he was simply happy to once again be donning the black-and-yellow tricot and looked forward to helping the team claw back up the table. 
Jadon Sancho managed to get his name on the scoresheet in his highly anticipated return to German football. The English attacker assisted on a crucial Marco Reus goal that enabled Dortmund to best Darmstadt 3-0 in their first league fixture back from the Bundesliga's winter break. Reus - who played alongside Sancho during his four eminently successful years at Dortmund, made certain to welcome his old friend back with the right words.

"He's a difference maker," Reus said of Sancho, "I love playing with him. He's good for a goal in every game. He has the posture to turn this situation around. He can become very important for us because he resolves situations well and is incredible with the final ball. He finds the perfect moment."

BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl also spoke on Sancho, as did trainer Edin Terzic. The BVB gaffer praised both Sancho and his fellow new addition Ian Maatsen for "both being very important to our game". Terzic, just like Reus, expressed confidence that Sancho could revitalize his career back with his old club.

"Jadon is a player who plays much better when he's smiling," Terzic said, "He's still a very young player who has experienced a lot. Now he's hit a wall for the first time in his career. That happens to every young player. We all know what he's capable of."

"He showed hints of his qualities tonight," Terzic continued, "He can create a new successful era here."

"You could see that he was really looking forward to finally being back on the pitch and enjoyed almost every action," Kehl added, "Of course, playing together with Marco is also a dream, the two have known each other for a long time. We have quality."

Sancho himself only conducted a brief interview. Shortly after noting that the Englishman "played better when he's smiling", Terzic emphasized that footballers must "do plenty of things without smiling." Sancho nevertheless kept his smile up when speaking to the Sky mics.

"Since I've been back, I feel at home," the 23-year-old noted, "I'm happy to be on the pitch. I just want to be happy again and help the team get back into the top three and qualify for the Champions League."

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