Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho admits it’s been a difficult start to the season from a personal perspective but hopes his brilliant free-kick in the side’s 3-0 victory over Club Brugge is a sign of things to come.
Sancho appeared destined to complete a move to Old Trafford in the summer but Manchester United failed to cough up the required £108million for his signature before Dortmund’s deadline of August 10 and the 20-year-old stayed put in Germany.
It’s been suggested Sancho’s slow start to the campaign could be down to the constant speculation over his future, with the England forward scoring just one goal in his opening ten games for club and country this term.
But Sancho’s superb free-kick right on half-time as Dortmund saw off the challenge of Club Brugge was a timely reminder of his exceptional talent and silenced a few of the youngster’s critics this season.
‘I am just happy that I am playing,’ Sancho told DAZN shortly after Dortmund’s comprehensive win in Champions League Group F.
‘I have coaches and team-mates that believe in me.
‘Recently, it’s been a hard situation for me. In recent times it’s been hard but it’s all about how I come back and have performances like this.
‘They will hopefully get me back to the top, how I was playing before.’
Sancho said it was a joy to team up alongside Erling Haaland after the Norwegian’s double made him the quickest player to score 15 goals in history of the Champions League.
‘He’s a fantastic player and I’m just happy that I can get more assists,’ he added.
‘I’m happy to be playing with him. Recently he won Golden Boy and I’m very happy for him because he deserves it.
‘He works hard both on and off the pitch and he deserves everything that is coming his way.’