Dortmund's flight delayed as Jadon Sancho forgets his passport

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Jan Vertonghen is set to start at left-back when Tottenham face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday after Mauricio Pochettino confirmed Danny Rose was not fit to start.

England worldwide Sancho forgot his passport and was not allowed on the plane with his teammates.

Dortmund have arrived in England and will train at Wembley on Tuesday before the first leg of the last-16 tie. To do so, he had to quickly return home, pick up his passport and get back to the airport.

Mauricio Pochettino, the Spurs manager, refused to expand on what he called "rumours" but said he was not surprised by how well Sancho's career has developed.

Mauricio said: "The Champions League is different and you can not assess a team in different competitions like the Bundesliga, where they are doing a fantastic job, a fantastic season and they top of the table for the whole season".

"We were talking in the last few years that he was a massive prospect". "We knew very well that he was capable of doing what he's doing now, with game time".

The 29-year-old has been in a rich vein of form this campaign, scoring 13 goals and registering a further six assists in 19 league matches for the Bundesliga leaders. "His talent is there and he's a very talented player".

"But he is still 18 years old and he has done incredible".

"We try to keep him on the ground because he has a big, big future in front of him and he will do great things, but it takes hard work".

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