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Dortmund boss explains Jadon Sancho's dip in form

By Rune Gjerulff

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has revealed the key reason behind Jadon Sancho's recent dip in form.

Jadon Sancho.
Jadon Sancho.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Jadon Sancho scored 17 goals for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga in the 2019/20 campaign, but has recently struggled to reproduce his best form and is yet to find the net in the league this season.

Speaking in an interview with Ruhr Nachrichten in the wake of Borussia Dortmund's 2-3 loss to Bayern München on Saturday, the club's sporting director, Michael Zorc, has explained why the young winger has looked a bit off his brilliant best.

"He has had better and more efficient games. He's lacking a bit of natural lightness at the moment. Of course we speak to him, but it's not something you can rediscover just by talking," Zorc said.

Dortmund coach Lucien Favre says it's only natural that Sancho isn't at his best through the whole season.

"You can't be in top shape for a year. If he's not at 100 percent for a month, we have to accept that."

Sancho has made a total of nine appearances for Dortmund this season, racking up two goals and three assists.

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