Manchester City and German Star Leroy Sane might have had a bad summer that culminated to his elimination from the German World Cup squad but this did not count last night as he produced a great display against Hoffenheim in the Champions League.
Sane was fantastic in Manchester City’s win as he assisted Sergio Aguero’s goal and earned what should have been a penalty. It’s possible his performance could earn him more playing time this season going forward, having played just 281 Premier League minutes thus far.
“I’m looking forward to more,” Sane said after the match. But not about his playing time. He was referencing the criticism he received from those in charge most notably City’s boss Pep Guardiola.
Every player obviously craves more playing time, but Sane decided to back both his club manager Pep Guardiola and his country’s head coach Jogi Low despite the hardships he faced. After such a tough summer where Sane lost both his starting positions, it would have been easy to criticize his managers for freezing him out, but instead he had nothing but praise.
“Jogi Low and Pep Guardiola both know exactly how to deal with me,” Sane Said to German television channel Sport1. “I love challenges, especially with Pep Guardiola. I’m looking forward to receiving more criticism from such great coaches – it even delights me a bit.”
“Criticism is normal in football. I focus only on myself, I want to improve.” concluded Leroy Sane.