Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki says Jadon Sancho has responded well to his failed Manchester United move.
|Roman Bürki.||Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0|
Roman Bürki has praised Borussia Dortmund teammate Jadon Sancho for his attitude after the 20-year-old's reported switch to Manchester United has fallen through.
Bürki lashed out at Sancho for his off-field antics earlier in the summer, when the winger was fined by the German Football League (DFL) for being pictured without a mask while getting a haircut at home, thus breaching coronavirus restrictions.
But after seeing Sancho in pre-season, Bürki says he feels the England international has developed personality-wise.
"I wasn't 100 percent expecting him to stay, but I hoped he would. It has always been clear that you have to pay a certain amount of money to buy a player of his quality. But because of Corona, it's not as easy for the clubs as it was before," Bürki said in an interview with Kicker and added:
"I don't believe that Jadon is sad that he will continue to be a part of Borussia Dortmund. He comes to training with a smile and is happy to be with us. Jadon is still a top player next year. Time is not running out for him. Besides: He has developed as a personality.
"I am not aware of any current events that give cause for criticism. Jadon hasn't done anything wrong in two and a half weeks of pre-season so far," the goalkeeper said.
Sancho's contract with Dortmund expires in 2023.