England manager Gareth Southgate has promised to help young winger Jadon Sancho through the current struggles he is going through at Borussia Dortmund.
Southgate admitted that he has spoken with the winger at length about his recent struggles in the Bundesliga. The latest match saw him getting hauled off just 36 minutes in Dortmund's 4-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
The winger was roundly criticised for his display in the heavy derby defeat and his club manager Lucian Favre said that his performance 'was not good enough.'
“He came to me at the beginning of the week and we had 25 minutes chatting about everything, really. We have a duty of care to him, almost, to help him to progress and to develop and as much as we can.”
The manager added, “We have a good link with Dortmund, I have to say, with the coaching staff there and the physical preparation department there. So, we’re in constant communication with them and we have a very good picture of everything.
Jadon Sancho over the past month:— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) November 9, 2019
-Benched vs. Freiburg
-Excluded from the squad vs. Gladbach after returning late from international break
-Didn't play at all vs. Wolfsburg
-Subbed off after 36 minutes vs. Bayern
“It’s an enormous challenge that he’s taken on to go to another country. There’s the football but he’s [also] adapting to life and the language and everything else.
“So, he’s done incredibly well and it’s inevitable that, at some stages, there are going to be games where he’s maybe not as effective but he still has a high level of assists, a high level of goals. He’s a great talent and part of our job is to help him to succeed,” he concluded.
Jadon Sancho has scored six goals this season, four for Borussia Dortmund and twice for England against Kosovo in September. But he has not found the target since netting at Eintracht Frankfurt for his club on September 22.