Leroy Sane admits he has suffered from a ‘difficult’ first season at Bayern Munich following £38m move from Manchester City… but insists he is focused on putting his tricky year right by winning the Euros with Germany
- Leroy Sane has endured a mixed first season with German giants Bayern Munich
- The 25-year-old won the Bundesliga but scored just six goals in 32 league games
- Sane’s focus now turns to Germany’s bid for the European Championship title
- The winger admits it would be a dream to lift the title on July 11 at Wembley
Leroy Sane admits he has endured a ‘difficult’ first season at Bayern Munich but is focused on his dream of winning the European Championships with Germany this summer.
The 25-year-old winger moved to Bayern from Manchester City for an initial £38million last summer and while he has played most of the German giants league games this season – he has scored just six goals.
It is Sane’s lowest goal tally in a season where he has been fit an available since the 2016-17 season but the winger believes a serious knee injury sustained the year before he moved to Bayern has still had an affect on him this term.
Leroy Sane has admitted he has endured a ‘difficult’ first season at Bayern Munich this term
The 25-year-old has scored six goals despite playing 32 Bundesliga games for Bayern this term
Sane told Goal and SPOX: ‘I know that I haven’t played an outstanding season. For me it was a bit more difficult in general due to the corona break and my knee injury.
‘It was important to me to get back my rhythm, to be fit, which I managed to do. Now I’m putting all my focus on the European Championship.’
Sane’s attention is now set to the international game as he looks to win the European Championships with Germany this summer.
The Bayern man was named in Joachim Low’s 26-man squad for the summer tournament – the final one the German boss will pick before stepping down from the head coach role after the campaign.
Sane is now focused on representing Germany at this summer’s European Championships
The winger believes there is a pressure to win a first European Championships title in a quarter of a century but admits it would be a dream to lift the trophy at Wembley on July 11.
Sane added: ‘It’s a very big dream to win this title. We have to give our best, and we are preparing very well.
‘There is a certain pressure, but each of us is looking forward to this challenge.’
Sane also admitted he is disappointed that former side Manchester City were not crowned Champions League winners after they lost the European club showpiece event to Chelsea on Saturday.
This summer’s tournament will be Joachim Low’s (right) last one as Germany manager
Kai Havertz’s first-half goal have Thomas Tuchel’s side the win over Pep Guardiola’s men but Sane believes City are capable of mounting a successful Champions League campaign in the future.
He claimed: ‘I felt very sorry for the boys, the club and the fans. I would have wished for them to win this title.
‘Unfortunately it did not work out, but I know that they will stay hungry and give everything to win this trophy one day. I wish them only the best!’