Marcos Reus fires a warning to Jadon Sancho

Marcos Reus fires a warning to Jadon Sancho

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jadon Sancho has revealed that he received a warning from skipper Marco Reus about losing his place in the starting team if he fails to work hard.

The 19-year-old was handed a wake-up call of his life when he was subbed off just 36 minutes into Dortmund’s 4-0 Der Klassiker defeat at Bayern last weekend.

Sancho started the season with a bang, scoring three goals and registering five assists through Dortmund’s first five Bundesliga matches but has been considerably off the pace since.

In an interview with The Independent, Sancho revealed that Reus fired a warning at him, "The players at Dortmund give me loads of advice because they’re so experienced. Marco Reus is a great player and he keeps telling me that I need to keep working hard in training because someone can take your place at any time.

"I really listen to that because I believe what he says. There’s always someone below you who wants to take your position. If you work hard week in and week out it makes it hard for them to get picked instead of you. Football’s very competitive and you can’t afford to slacken off."