The German linkerflankaanvaller was, however, an essential pawn on the tactical chessboard of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
The statistics after eleven days in the Premier League speak volumes. While our fellow countryman, Kevin De Bruyne all of the lists put forward for team-mate Sergio Agüero and Harry Kane (Tottenham), embeds his 21-year-old teammate Leroy Sané is quite silent on a handsome seventh place. Fernandinho, David Silva and Raheem Sterling , the eight times German international, who can boast with six goals and five assists, in advance.
Sané, who in August 2016 by The Citizens for 49 million euro – a new German record, provided that bonuses can go up to 55 million euros – was taken over Schalke 04 and a contract to 2021 drew, was convinced by the story that Pep Guardiola opdiste. The appeal of the Catalan, that the Bundesliga had enchanted by its passage at Bayern Munich, pulled the young talent on the line. ‘To complete’, it was what clichéd in Kicker.
It remains impossible for me to make statements on matters within three or five years will happen.
It was eventually a difficult first season with The Sky Blues for Sané, who by his pa Leroy was named as a tribute to former Senegalese coach Claude Le Roy. Often slowed by injuries, his counter from 26 matches and 5 goals in the Premier League. Anyway, he came in april this year on the shortlist of six players for the award of PFA Young Player of the Year, along with Dele Alli and Harry Kane (Tottenham), Michael Keane (Burnley) Romelu Lukaku (Everton). Alli took it, just like in 2016.
This season we see a very different footballer to the work. The son of Senegalese ex-prof Souleymane , and the German rhythmic gymnast Regina Weber (bronze captured at the OS of 1984 in LA), is by his speed, and often elusive. “He feels now clear all the way home’, claims Guardiola. Together with Gabriel, Jesus and Raheem Sterling he is the star of the future.’
Sané, who as a tribute to the homeland of his father the map of Senegal on his back, tattooed, remain meanwhile, very modest. That turned out to be recently in an interview with the French magazine France Football.
“I know only that my first name in the French king wants to say. That is all. But I guarantee you now already that I never will feel. Today and in the future. Each day help the older players of City me to progress.’
“When our coach you must every day prove. His goal is to make things easier, so we’re on the field the right decisions learn make. Of course, I dream of awards and individual awards. But it remains impossible for me to make statements on matters within three or five years will happen. That has no meaning.’ Of which act.