Schalke 04 U-19 manager Norbert Elgert is among the people who have no doubt that Leroy Sané will eventually star with Bayern Munich.
Elgert gave an interview to Sport1 and detailed why he thinks Sané is on the right track, despite some disappointing moments in the first half of the season.
“Leroy is resilient and capable of criticism,” said Elgert, who worked with Sané in Schalke’s youth academy. “Of course, no player likes to be substituted in and then replaced again. But that is also part of football. You have to cope with that and Leroy does, too.”
Elgert, who has been with Schalke since 1996, said that he has “regular contact” with Sané and indicated that the 24-year-old does not need to be babied by Bayern Munich’s front office or coaching staff, by saying he does not think “that Leroy needs my sympathy at the moment. He’s healthy, has a family and is a professional at one of the world’s largest and best football clubs. It couldn’t be much better.”
One common theme among many who are optimistic that Sané will consistently show his ability is the presence of Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick. We can count Elgert among those who believe Flick will play an integral role in getting Sané on track.
“Hansi Flick, whom I have known for a long time and whom I appreciate professionally and personally, knows exactly how to deal with his players and Leroy,” said Elgert. “I believe that a player who changes to FC Bayern needs time to adapt — and to accept and internalize FCB’s successful DNA. It is just human.”