Thierry Henry Hails Sancho After Dortmund, PSG Game

Former France international Thierry Henry has hailed Jadon Sancho for his amazing performance for Borussia Dortmund against Paris St-Germain in the first led of their Champions League encounter on Wednesday.

Dortmund won the leg at the Signal Iduna Park with a 36th minute strike by Nicolas Fullkrig.

Reacting, Henry said Sancho was on the night better than what he was known for throughout his time at Manchester United.

‘We all know that he struggled mentally at Manchester United. The power of the brain and how you can be as a professional… when you’re not well here [in the mind], or at home, or whatever it is, you cannot perform. I don’t care where you are or who you are or the talent that you have,’ Henry said on CBS Sports.

‘You can see that things are a bit better up there, whatever the struggle was with him, because to do what he did tonight… I think at Manchester United he played 48 games and only dribbled past a player seven times. He did that in the first ten minutes tonight.

‘All I can say is: don’t underestimate that. Mental health is not an easy thing to deal with and you can see that when someone is well up there then they can perform, so well done, big man.’

According to Henry, Sancho made an ‘amazing’ decision when he opted to complete a temporary move back to Dortmund midway through the campaign.

‘You need to feel the love, you need to feel that you’re important and you can’t lose your football just like that,’ Henry added.

‘We all know that it happened to me, sometimes when you’re not well you cannot perform on the field, whatever situation you have outside.

‘More often than not we are very critical on guys that don’t perform because you are at a big club and you don’t perform, but you tend to forget about what’s happening outside the field.

‘If that’s not right then you’re not going to perform well and that’s why I think it was an amazing choice for him to go on loan back to Dortmund where he knows maybe that the light wasn’t going to be too much on him at the very beginning.’

‘He needed to go back into a certain

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