Date of publication: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 8:43 am
Arsene Wenger was impressed by what Jadon Sancho saw in the first half of Dortmund's 3-0 loss to Tottenham on Wednesday night – but believes he has "disappeared" in the second half.
Spurs will be traveling to Germany next month a superior 3: 0 advantage After the attacks of Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and substitute Fernando Llorente at Wembley Stadium in the second half.
Dortmund was up in the first half Sancho The outstanding performers of the Bundesliga – the Spurs took over but after only two minutes in the second half, the lead.
And Wenger The 18-year-old could still struggle with some physical aspects of the game as he evolves.
"He's gone," Wenger said to be in sports,
"As the game became more physical and he was defeated in many challenges. Maybe he's still not used to physical intensity for 90 minutes.
"I think he was impressive in the first half, but he has lost his instinct for instinct, which he naturally has.
"That did not turn out in the second half at all."