Jadon Sancho and Christian Pulisic both had fun against Davinson Sanchez in Tottenham v BVB


Borussia Dortmund’s main threat in their Champions League encounter against Tottenham Hotspur was going to come from two of the brightest young stars in Europe.

On one flank was Jadon Sancho, who has been a revelation in the Bundesliga this season.

And on the other was Christian Pulisic, whose rise has earned him a summer move to Chelsea.

Dortmund were weakened by injuries to Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer but the presence of Sancho and Pulisic meant their attack wouldn’t be weak.

And we saw flashes of quality from both players during the match.

Davinson Sanchez will likely remember the evening for some time, for he was left bamboozled by the pair on separate occasions.

First, it was Sancho, who turned Sanchez inside out with a deft body feint in the first half.

Sancho and Pulisic spin Sanchez

The Tottenham defender had absolutely no idea where he was.

Pulisic also joined in the act, skinning Sanchez with a touch that the Colombian simply didn’t see coming.

That’s what Sancho and Pulisic can do to a player.

Sancho is just 18 but his performances for Dortmund this season have been absolutely sublime, leading to questions being asked of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Just how didn’t Guardiola spot Sancho’s talent?

Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

Indeed, former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted on beIN Sports that he was eyeing a move for the attacker when he was struggling for minutes at the Etihad Stadium.

"I wanted to sign him from Man City when he wasn't getting games," Wenger said.

"I tried to lure him because he is from London. I tried to get him to Arsenal.

"He is one of the best players of his generation. He can dribble, he has the arrogance. There is something in there that is part of the big players.

"You can call it confidence, belief, arrogance but it has to be there."

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