Erik ten Hag on Jadon Sancho's return: I can't force this process



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Erik ten Hag on Jadon Sancho's return: I can't force this process

Jadon Sancho trained in the Netherlands with a special program. It seems that the young Englishman has certain mental barriers that he has to jump over, and his return to the Carrington Center made many happy. Now the majority is asking the question: When will Sancho return? Erik ten Hag gave the answer.

"I would like to have Jadon back as soon as possible, but I can't force this process," Ten Hag said for eurosport.com.
"I will do everything that's in my power but some processes you can't force and this is one of them.
I also have to show patience although I don't have patience, because we have a lack of opportunities in the front line, players who are available and capable to contribute not only in the Premier League but on the highest standard in football.
Jadon is one who, when he is fit, he will contribute and we will have an extra option and so we have more chance to win a lot of games."

Jadon Sancho

Sancho also has certain physical difficulties and will need some time to recover.

"With the physical, there's also a connection of mental," he said.
"I think he's now making good progress on the physical part and that will help him.
I hope he can return quickly but I can't say how long it will be. In this moment, he is not fit enough, no.
We have some hurdles to take.

I think he's (heading) in a good direction. I can't force this process so I don't do. I would be really happy in the moment if he returned in the squad for team training, that's the next step. Erik ten Hag emphasized that "football players are not robots".

"Football players are not robots. No one is the same, I think for everyone you need an individual approach.
Sometimes it's good to go away from the place where you're at daily and to get a new fight and spirit. People have a different approach and that can give you the right push to get back on track."