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Renato Sanches wants more playing time under Kovac

The Portuguese youngster wants to start anew, with fewer injuries and more playing time at Bayern.

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Bayern Munich's Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches told Bild (via ESPN) that he would like to have more playing time at Bayern Munich.

Sanches has made five appearances for the Bavarians after returning from England. Even though there are many international players on the team competing with him for minutes, the Portuguese youngster would like to have more playing time from head coach Niko Kovac:

The relationship to the coach is very good. Sure, I’d like to play more. We have many internationals in our ranks and the coach must rotate. But I would like to have more minutes.

Sanches joined Bayern from Benfica for a transfer fee of €35 million in 2016. He spent games under Carlo Ancelotti on the bench and was sent out on loan to Swansea City AFC the following season.

Sanches admitted that there have been discussions among his teammates about Bayern's current form:

It’s clear that we always feel pressure. We must always give it our all and represent Germany’s best club. Thus, it’s normal there are discussions. That’s part of the business and not a problem at all.

Let's wait and see if Kovac grants Sanches more playing time on Saturday when they face VfL Wolfsburg. Sanches played the final half hour of Portugal’s 3-2 victory over teammate Robert Lewandowski’s Poland.

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