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Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer knows Leroy Sané is capable of more, but asks for patience

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Leroy Sané was Bayern Munich’s prized transfer last summer and the club’s president is willing to wait longer for the former Manchester City star to gel with his teammates.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Lokomotiv Moskva: Group A - UEFA Champions League Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer understands the pressure on any new player trying to integrate into a treble-winning team of Bavarians.

Despite of his talent and accolades, former Manchester City star Leroy Sané has not has the easiest time transitioning to Bayern Munich. Hainer, though, is not worried and is asking everyone to exercise a little patience with the 24-year-old Germany international as he continues to work back from multiple injuries.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Lokomotiv Moskva: Group A - UEFA Champions League
There have been critics of Leroy Sané’s play so far, but Bayern Munich is asking for everyone to be patient.
Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

“I think that can do a lot more,” Hainer said to Sport1 (as captured by Abendzeitung). “You have to work your way into that first. It doesn’t work overnight. (At FC Bayern) everyone is convinced of his potential. He has ingenious things about him. You have to give him time.”

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick also addressed Sané’s performance in his weekly press conference.

“I would like to say one thing about him (Sané): He had a serious injury and then injured himself again,” Flick said (as captured by Sport1). “You need confidence in your body and that has to come back after such an injury. I see him as a very self-critical player and a person who has developed well recently. I see a huge increase and he will get his games.”

Flick, however, did not commit to saying Sané would start tomorrow against Union Berlin.