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 delayed Borussia Dortmund’s flight to London for Wednesday’s huge Champions League clash with Tottenham after forgetting his passport.
The England winger, who has been in sensational form for the Bundesliga leaders this season, was pictured arriving at Dortmund Airport late on Tuesday morning after being forced to return home to pick up his travel documents.
Sancho was not the only player to forget his passport, with defender Abdou Diallo also turning up without his.
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
However, the former Manchester City starlet held up the plane after returning to the airport later than his team-mate.
Video shows the 18-year-old being ushered through a gate by a member of security on his return to the airport at 11.13am – over 30 minutes later than Diallo.
The entire Dortmund squad had arrived together shortly after 10am, with Sancho’s tardiness resulting in them taking off 20 minutes later than scheduled.
Sancho, who was born in south London and left City to join Dortmund for £8million in the summer of 2017, is looking forward to playing back at Wembley.
‘I’ll be playing in front of my family, which is something I’ve wanted to do since I was a young boy,’ Sancho told Sportsmail.
‘I’d love to play in front of my home town. Hopefully I can show London people what I’m about.’
Roman Burki, Omer Toprak, Thomas Delaney and Raphael Guerreiro were also pictured shortly before the flight to the capital, which will take under an hour-and-a-half.
Dortmund boss Lucien Favre will be without four key players for the first leg of the last-16 tie, with Marco Reus (thigh) and Paco Alcacer (shoulder) both missing.
Julian Weigl (flu) and Lukasz Piszczek (foot) have also been ruled out of the game at Wembley, boosting Mauricio Pochettino’s hopes of earning a crucial advantage.
‘These are players we will really miss,’ admitted Dortmund chief Michael Zorc.
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