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Sancho backed to return to top form by Dortmund boss

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It’s only a matter of time before Jadon Sancho gets back to his best form, says Dortmund boss Lucien Favre.

Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre is adamant Sancho will get back to top form after the club’s 3-0 win over Club Brugge in the Champions League.

The 20-year-old became scored a direct free-kick in the victory and became the first Englishman to do so for a non-English side since Beckham in 2005.

Sancho has been unable to live up to the standards he set last season. He was in blistering form last term and scored 20 goals with 19 assists to go with in 44 games in all competitions.

Sancho’s goal against Brugge was his third of the campaign, to go with four assists, in 10 games.

Lucien Favre was pleased to see the forward get on the score-sheet and believes there’s many more yet to come.

“Of course, I’m really happy that he scored again. A very beautiful goal from a direct free-kick. We have a few players who can do that. He did it really, really well,” the Dortmund boss said as quoted by Goal.

“His goal has relieved us. A two-goal cushion coming one minute from the break was important, that was good for all of us.

“All over, he played really well, ran a lot. But I repeat, it is normal, a player cannot always be in his best shape. Sometimes it’s like this, then like that.”

Favre added on Sancho: “I stayed very calm, just like my colleagues. We know what our players are like.”

“Sometimes I say that they cannot be in their best form all year. That’s impossible. Last season was special for Jadon. Of course, he should digest that. But he will come back bit by bit.”