Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jadon Sancho is starting on the bench against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League. Lucien Favre found harsh words for the 19-year-old before the game.
Asked why Sancho only starts on the bench, Favre told Sky: “We need players on the field that are focused and ready.” A clear message by the Dortmund coach.
The 62-year-old has not been shy to discipline Sancho in the past. The winger was suspended for one game against Borussia Mönchengladbach after returning too late from an international break.
In the embarrassing 4-0 loss away to Bayern, Favre subbed Sancho off 35 minutes into the game after an abject performance. The Englishman later said that he felt “scapegoated” and “humiliated”.
The relationship between Dortmund and Sancho continues to sour.