Dortmund (dpa) – According to their own information, those responsible at Borussia Dortmund understand the shape of star striker Jadon Sancho.

“At the moment he misses this natural lightness”, said sports director Michael Zorc of the “Ruhr Nachrichten”: “Of course we also talk to him, but we cannot talk about lightness.” Coach Lucien Favre said: “You can’t be in top shape for a year. If he’s not 100 percent for a month, we have to accept that.”

In the Bundesliga, the 20-year-old Englishman has not scored a goal in six appearances and has been substituted five times. In the Champions League and in the DFB-Pokal, he scored once, each with a penalty. Last season, Sancho had scored and prepared 20 goals in 44 competitive appearances. However, he was also there in eight of the nine games after the restart without a goal, in the meantime he scored at least three times in Paderborn. “We all want the same thing this season,” said Zorc, “and we hope the knot will be broken soon.”

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