Borussia Dortmund's flight delayed after Jadon Sancho forgets passport

 stuff.co.nz  02/12/2019 18:47:00 

Jadon Sancho has taken flight for Borussia Dortmund this season but the rising star of the Bundesliga left his team grounded ahead of his much-anticipated return to England this week.

Dortmund's flight to London for their Champions League tie with Tottenham Hotspur was delayed on Wednesday (NZT) because the 18-year-old winger forgot to bring his passport.

Sancho, who has seven goals and nine assists to his name, only realised the mistake when he arrived at the airport.

According to BBC, the passport was eventually retrieved and Dortmund have since arrived in London. They will train at Wembley on Wednesday (NZT).

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Speaking ahead of their round of 16 first leg tie, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino labelled Sancho, who left Manchester City for Dortmund in August 2017, as a "massive prospect".

"He doesn't surprise me," Pochettino said. "We knew very well that he was capable of doing what he's doing now, with game time.

"The quality he was showing at Manchester City and with his national team [at age group level] — we were talking in the last few years, that he was a massive prospect to be a very good player."

Dortmund will be without captain Marco Reus, who has a thigh injury.

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