Hans-Joachim Watzke: Jadon Sancho does not have any disciplinary issues

Jadon Sancho
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Hans-Joachim Watzke has refuted claims that Jadon Sancho has disciplinary issues, claiming that lateness is the Borussia Dortmund forward's only problem.

Jadon Sancho secured a stunning return to Borussia Dortmund earlier this week, joining on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season. The forward endured a difficult first half of the campaign at Manchester United, and was suspended from the first-team after claiming that he was being made a scapegoat by manager Erik ten Hag.

Reports have been rife in England in recent weeks about Sancho's so-called attitude and disciplinary problems. However, Hans-Joachim Watzke has now rubbished those claims.

In an interview with Sky Sport, the BVB CEO also downplayed Sancho's lateness. "Jadon doesn't have a discipline problem at all, I don't know who has been saying that," Watzke said.

"Jadon only has one problem, he's late from time to time. His internal clock is not so well-developed. He's a very nice boy, but every now and then he's late. But you have to accept that. What do you go to the stadium for? We don't go there because everyone is always on time. I care about how he plays with the ball."

Jadon Sancho marked his return to the pitch for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday evening with an assist after coming off the bench during the Bundesliga clash against Darmstadt. It was the 23 year old's first competitive appearance since August. Sancho scored 50 goals and assisted a further 64 during his first spell with the Black and Yellows. And he will now hope to rediscover his form after a disappointing two and a half years at Manchester United.