Jadon Sancho forgets his passport and delays Borussia Dortmund’s flight to London as they jet in for Champions League last-16 clash with Tottenham
- Borussia Dortmund face Tottenham in first leg of Champions League last-16 tie
- Jadon Sancho delayed the team’s flight after forgetting his passport on Tuesday
- Abdou Diallo also arrived at Dortmund Airport without his travel document
- Sancho went home to pick up his passport and arrived back to the airport late
- Boss Lucien Favre will be without four key players against Spurs at Wembley
Jadon Sancho held up Borussia Dortmund’s flight to London yesterday – by forgetting his passport.
The 18-year-old is set for a highly-anticipated first senior club appearance in England tonight when the Bundesliga leaders play Spurs.
But he caused Dortmund to depart 17 minutes late yesterday after initially leaving his documentation at home.
Jadon Sancho arrives back at Dortmund Airport after forgetting to bring his passport with him
The Borussia Dortmund star was ushered through a gate by security after turning up late
Sancho returned home to pick up his passport after he and Abdou Diallo forgot to bring them
SANCHO DELAYS DORTMUND’S FLIGHT
10am – Entire squad arrive at Dortmund Airport for flight to London
10.40am – Diallo arrives back at the airport after returning home to pick up his passport
11.13am – Sancho arrives back at the airport after returning home to pick up his passport
Dortmund’s flight departs 20 minutes later than scheduled
Midfielder Thomas Delaney suggested it had not caused much of an issue: ‘I didn’t notice.
‘It’s not a big city, Dortmund, so it doesn’t take that much time to get the passport.
‘It might have cost a little bit of money but i think 90 per cent of the squad didn’t notice.’
When asked whether there would be a punishment, manager Lucien Favre joked: ‘We’ll see. It’ll be internal!’
Delaney also heavily praised the former Manchester City kid but felt a need to temper it: ‘He’s still 18 years old. He’s done amazing at the moment but for him he’s not where he’s supposed to be.
‘He’s a rough diamond, he’ll get there. I feel a little bit responsible for keeping him on the ground.
‘You’re world famous for hyping your young players and we’re trying to keep him on the ground.
‘No doubt he has a big big future but it takes hard work and taking everything seriously.’
Roman Burki, Omer Toprak and Thomas Delaney (left to right) board their flight to London
Sancho, Burki, Raphael Guerreiro (left to right) arrive at the airport on Tuesday morning