Jadon Sancho had to leave the pitch after just 36 minutes against Bayern Munich, the reason was not an injury but because he was simply “not good enough” as Lucien Favre put it after the game.
Sancho disappointed in Munich and a mistake of his directly led to Bayern’s 1:0 lead. The worst thing about his performance was that he seemed disinterested and did not put enough effort in.
This tendency of arrogance isn’t exactly new but quite worrying for Borussia Dortmund. The youngster is not performing well which is only made worse by his off-field issues. Sancho was suspended earlier this season because he returned late from an international break and it was apparently not the only incident where he was not on time.
BVB need to get him under control or they might have a new Ousmane Dembélé on their hands and we all know how that ended.
Ömer Toprak joined Werder Bremen on loan this summer but sadly his loan-spell isn’t exactly a successful one. The center-back has only played four games for his new club and he won’t play another one in 2019. Toprak picked up a calf injury before the game against Gladbach and will be out for the rest of the year.
Thomas Delaney is not playing as much as he did last season and the midfielder does not seem happy about it (from an interview with Bold.dk):
“He (Favre) feels that my competitors are in better form. That’s how it is. I’ve been given an explanation, and it’s hard to say anything to that. I don’t agree with the coach. But I’ll just have to accept that it’s his job. And it’s not like I’m the only good player on the bench. Fortunately, we have many games in front of us, so I’m convinced that things will change. But it isn’t optimal for me at the moment.”