Still, Lucien Favre revealed that Jadon Sancho is not guaranteed to start. On Saturday, Hummels had to take off in half in the Dortmund 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg, as Emre Can make his return from the bench.
Jadon’s Tuesday performance is under question
Borussia Dortmund hopes that Mats Hummels will recover from the achilles problem to take on the former Bayern Munich club on Tuesday. Still, Lucien Favre revealed that Jadon Sancho is not guaranteed to start. On Saturday, Hummels had to take off in half in the Dortmund 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg, as Emre Can make his return from the bench. BVB sporting director Michael Zorc later said the World Cup winner is suffering from a long-standing issue. Dortmund is faced with defending Bundesliga champions and leaders Bayern at Signal Iduna Park in the middle of the week. Zorc talked about Hummels, who spent three seasons at Bayern before returning to Dortmund: “I talked briefly with a doctor. Mats have a complaint about the achilles tendon. He has had it since a workout. But we hope he can play again on Tuesday”.
Sancho has a calf injury
Head coach Favre added: “I can’t say whether he will play or not. I hope he will return on Tuesday”. Despite the impressive cameo at Wolfsburg, Sancho’s involvement in the clash top of the table is also under some question. England’s winger earned his 16th assist of the season when he teed up Achraf Hakimi for the second goal. Adding to the in-form Raphael Guerreiro’s first-half opener. Still, Sancho appeared again only from the bench, as he had against Schalke, following a calf injury upon his return from coronavirus enforced break. Any suggestions that Sancho was resting to start against Bayern would seem to have been dismissed by Favre. “He trained with the team only ten days. That is, not much,” said Favre. “I can’t say for sure if he will play on Tuesday.”
With that help, Sancho officially took Dortmund’sDortmund’s record in the Bundesliga season, surpassing Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s 15th assistant in 2015-16. The victory at Wolfsburg was the sixth consecutive victory for the Dortmund team. Although it was not as impressive as last weekend’s crushing of rivals Schalke’s previous weekend, it again moved Favre’s contenders to within a point of Bayern, before the leaders regained their four-point cushion with 5- 2 victories at the late kick-off between the defending champions and Eintracht Frankfurt.