Jamie Bynoe-Gittens must get more starting opportunities
After his goal against Gladbach at the weekend, Bynoe-Gittens was rewarded on merit with a start against AC Milan. He paid off Edin Terzic’s faith with a wonderful Man of the Match worthy performance before he was hauled off for Marius Wolf in the latter stages of the game.
The Englishman won the penalty from a Calabria foul, and was generally providing a lot of trouble to the AC Milan defence throughout the night.
That was only a flavour of what he was offering, as he capped off some wonderful team play by scoring in the second-half to give Dortmund a 2-1 lead. The teenager read the situation and the ball well enough to strike it the first time, catching Mike Maignan off guard by not taking an unnecessary extra touch that would have also resulted in Fikayo Tomori blocking the shot.
However, Bynoe-Gittens is not exempt from criticism as he was beaten too easily for the lead up to Milan’s goal. On the night, he lost possession 12 times which is far too frequently in a high stakes game. Additionally, there was an occasion in the first half where his decision making skills were poor when he should have played Niclas Füllkrug through on goal but failed to do so.
Every game is an opportunity for Bynoe-Gittens to mature, so he must start more games in order to become the best version of the player he can be.