Jason Sancho looked a little stifled. The security check at Dortmund Airport has just been an unexpected stumbling block to the Bundesliga star. Security staff were not as easy to play as Sancho usually did with his opponents on the pitch. The 18-year-old's passport was at that time when he was safe but not very careful: at home in Phoenix's apartment.
The big football scene
This was called back command, or cut off, as they call it in the football language. Sancho pulled the cap somewhat deeper into his face, out of his tail, hurrying from home, back to the airport – and last as the last black-and-yellow plane with flight number EW1909, about 20 minutes late for London.
Michael Zorc of BVB Staff, Tottenham and Sancho
Sancho, who can not complain about the low public interest in his hometown against Tottenham Hotspur in the first Champions League match last night against Tottenham Hotspur (Wednesday, 21:00), moved on Tuesday morning unintentionally a little more in the public focus. The English international, perhaps the biggest gem in the football home, will play under the glass on Wednesday night at the legendary Wembley stadium. This is the big football scene – Sancho is one of the main actors.
"This is a lot for an 18-year-old," said BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watschke before flying to the island. It shows "certain maturity," said the head of the BVB, "if a player can deal with him." Forgotten passports are disabled. Michael Zorck, the sports director of the BVB, tried to take a small load of Sancho's young shoulders. "I'm struggling to give too much responsibility to an 18-year-old." If possible, Sancho just needs to keep playing "as carefree as in the last few weeks and months."
With all the bustle about Sancho he is almost sunk that the sign for Borussia Dortmund vs Spurs is not necessarily the best. Captain Marko Rees is still missing because of a defeat, defensive boss Manuel Akandji with thigh problems. In addition, precious joker Paco Alcasser reports pelvic inflammation, Julian Weigle with influenza infection, and vice president Lukas Pichcek with leg pain.
Tottenham without Kane and Ali
The opinions of the staff's heavy concerns are quite different among the respondents. Watzke explained that Tottenham also had staff problems due to the failures of the superstars Harry Kane and Dele Alley. It's just how it is. "" We're going to London as Bundesliga leaders, and we're not afraid of that. Tottenham's latest results were very good, but nothing could be said: My God, it will be very bitter now.
In Zorc it sounded a bit more reserved. Of course I will not drive to London, "to wave friendly," said the 56-year-old. But many of the injured players will miss a lot. "After the draw, we saw the eye with Tottenham, and it's harder now because of the personal bloodshed." However, they want to get a good performance and make a good result for Dortmund.
BVB on the way to London – here are photos from Dortmund Airport.
The main requirement for this is likely to be in it, then all again agreed that the BVB against the "score machine" Tottenham (quote Zorc) should look shielded more compact than the latter against Bremen and Hoffenheim, each setting three goals. Zorc wants a "balanced balance between the offensive spectacle and the defense cause." Watzke wants to see "better and more intense" defense of Borussia. Perhaps even the Dortmund airport security staff could serve as a model for that.