Jadon Sancho scored a penalty and assisted Mahmoud Dahoud’s opener against Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga yesterday. The youngster has managed to turn things around from the slump he had to endure at the start of the season and has managed to find his form once again.
The winger is now the youngest player in the Bundesliga to assist 50 goals and is on his way up in the list of the best performers in the league this season. Moreover, Sancho achieved his 50th assist in his 99th game, which is an unbelievable stat given that the player is only 20 years old.
This season alone, in 21 games for Dortmund, Sancho has scored 6 goals and assisted 9, showing up when the team needs him the most.
Here is what manager Edin Terzic had to say regarding Sancho’s performances as of late:
“I’m very happy how Jadon presents himself lately. He shows it as well with scorer-points.
“He scores again and gets assists in the recent weeks. I talked about it a lot previously. It’s not like he forgot how to play football. He’s a young lad. We were very spoiled with how much he has done for the club in recent history.
“We tried to get him back into his form. There were two ways of doing that. First, via the way how we dealt with him personally, talking about a lot of things and having a lot of discussions in general. We also did individual analysis’ of him.
“Secondly we tried to help him as a team as well. We put him on the other side. He now comes a lot more from the left side instead. He does a lot of combinations here and there. Primarily today, with Giovanni Reyna, Jude Bellingham and Raphael Guerreiro.
“He has a lot of pace again. That’s something that we missed in the past. Now he rewards himself again. We were able to create an atmosphere in training with him and everyone else where we can try and ask for a lot of aggression every day.
“He currently lives it and he rewards himself with his contributions and wins.”