Edin Terzic tips Jadon Sancho to reach another Champions League final in update on future of Dortmund loanee

Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzic admitted Jadon Sancho’s future may not be at the German club but tipped the Englishman to reach another Champions League final in his career.

Sancho and Dortmund were beaten 2-0 by Real Madrid in the Champions League final at Wembley on Saturday night.

Sancho starred for the German side between 2017 and 2021, but his career has stalled since his £73million move to Manchester United. After a falling out with Erik ten Hag, he was ostracised from the team and loaned back to Dortmund in January, where he has got his career back on track.

The Champions League final marks the end of his loan spell at Dortmund, who want to sign him permanently but may not be able to afford the transfer fee required to prise him away from United.

Terzic heaped praise on Sancho after the match, saying: “The last six months, Jadon has been brilliant for us. Of course, it took him some time to get back into shape. But you could feel his quality was going to help our game, his first touch. He improved himself and those around him.

“I didn’t speak about the future because we’ve been speaking about the present. I am really happy that he is with us. Playing in a final in his hometown, it’s a very special moment for him.

“You can feel the joy he receives and brings in the dressing room. I am very happy to work with Jadon. We don’t know yet what the future will bring. But for sure, it’s going to bring him another Champions League final.”

A reflective Terzic suggested Dortmund’s spirited performance showcased his side at their best, despite the eventual result that saw them beaten Champions League finalists at Wembley for the second time in 11 years.

“After a Champions League final that we lost, it’s quite hard to find the right words”, the German-Croatian manager admitted. “I have quite a chaos of emotions. I am quite proud and empty.

“It’s quite hard to analyse the last 12 months, but I do think we have had a season with a lot of ups and downs. We’ve had too many changes and lot of games that didn’t go our way. Today is a perfect example of what is possible with this team, what we can achieve.

“There was a big disappointment in the group and staff [in the dressing room]. What is really good is that we showed from the first whistle that we were here not to play a final but to win a final. That’s why it’s mixed feelings.

“It was also the final game of the season. There are players that are going to leave the team and leave the club.”

Terzic, when asked whether he has a message for Dortmund’s fans, replied: “A very short one, but maybe the most important one. Thank you. There’s two words.

“Nearly 100,000 Dortmund fans travelled to London with belief we were going to beat Real Madrid. Thank you for your belief.”