Borussia Dortmund 3-3 Hoffenheim: Leaders blow 3-0 lead to draw


Borussia Dortmund's struggles continued in Bundesliga action with the first-placed club settling for a 3-3 draw after squandering a three-goal lead.

Jadon Sancho has told ESPN FC that he was inspired to leave Manchester City and join Borussia Dortmund following Christian Pulisic's success at the club.

Recently, Sancho was bereaved again after he lost his grandmother to the cold hands of death died and chose to dedicate his goal during the Bundesliga clash against Schalke to his kid brother and granny.

"And I feel like, us boys, we just want to make a difference so we'll do anything to make our families proud and I think that's what it is - that desire and motivation to keep on going".

"Mine was just to come out here and to work on me". I would love to play in front of my hometown.

"It's very nice to have a coach like that - he's very passionate about what he's doing". I got emotional, but family is important.

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"I felt at the time I needed something different", he explained. That is home for me.

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Since arriving on the scene at Dortmund, Sancho has established himself as one of the world's hottest prospects, and a goal and two assists against Hoffenheim at the weekend have done little to harm his burgeoning reputation.

"A very bitter outcome", Dortmund midfielder Mario Goetze said.

His meteoric rise does not appear to have gone to his head, shaking hands with reporters and photographers before the interview in a refreshing display of manners in modern football.

Reus has scored 17 goals, setting up 11 more this season in all competitions, and director of sport Michael Zorc says "we will decide at the start of the week" whether he can face Spurs.

"I haven't been surprised by his performances, but with how fast he managed to get to this senior level, because before that he only played for youth teams".

"We always are [under pressure]".

The leaders have only themselves to blame for the draw ahead of Wednesday's Champions League last-16, first leg against Tottenham Hotspur in London, allowing Bayern Munich to move to within five points of them in the Bundesliga standings.