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Favre considering Sancho punishment after passport mishap

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Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre didn’t rule out punishing Jadon Sancho after he delayed their flight to London due to leaving his passport at home.

The 18-year-old winger has returned to England in his first competitive club game since leaving Manchester City for Dortmund in 2017 in a reported £8m deal.

Sancho is now widely regarded as one of Europe’s most promising young talents in football with an impressive seven goals and nine assists in 21 Bundesliga appearances to help Dortmund go top of the table.

Now the talented teenager, who was born in south London, will be hoping to further cement as status in European football with another impressive display in the first leg of Dortmund’s last-16 Champions League clash against Tottenham at Wembley in the English capital.

But things got off to a bad start for Sancho on Tuesday when he forgot his passport and had to leave BVB team waiting while he returned home to collect it.

Speaking in a pre-match conference, Favre refused to rule out sanctioning Sancho when asked about the incident.

“We’ll see. We will talk about this between us internally,” said Favre on BVB TV.

Meanwhile, Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney claimed that Sancho is still a “rough diamond” and has a long way to go yet.

“Jadon is a big, big talent and with talent comes opportunities and he has them for sure,” said Delaney.

“But he is still 18-years-old and he’s done amazingly at the moment but I think he’s not where he is supposed to be.

“He’s a rough diamond and he’ll get there. I feel a bit of responsibility for keeping him on the ground because I know, now we are here in England, you are world famous for hyping your own players.

“So we try to keep him on the ground because no doubt he has a big, big future in front of him.

“He’ll make great things but it takes hard work, it’s taking everything seriously and trusting the process because he’s very young.”

The Spurs and Dortmund match at Wembley will begin at 9:00 PM (CET).

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