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Leroy Sane excited for new challenge at Bayern Munich, acknowledges wage cut

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We cannot wait to see Sane do work for Bayern.

FC Bayern Muenchen - Training Session Photo by S. Widmann/Getty Images for FC Bayern

Bayern Munich is still rightfully still basking in the glory of securing another historic treble in what’s been a whirlwind of a season due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down football for over two months. In between winning the Bundesliga title and DFB-Pokal title, the signing of Leroy Sane from Manchester City was announced, ending what was one of football’s longest transfer sagas.

In a recent interview with kicker (via Sport1), the winger said he’s ready for the new challenge in his career at Bayern. He also said he never thinks or worries about the added pressure that comes with being a marquee signing at such a big club like Bayern: “I see it less as pressure than as a challenge, and also as fun. It helps me a lot not to submerge myself in it completely. I set small goals for a game and for the whole season, that I then work hard to reach.”

The coronavirus pandemic financially affected virtually every club in world football, Bayern included. Sané is one of a handful of players that had to take a wage cut at the club, which he was more than willing to comply with: “On account of the coronavirus, I said that I could go without some things. You knew what’s happening worldwide, after all.”

Having just witnessed his new club secure a historic treble, Sané is hungry to achieve the same feat this coming season. Of course, he’s won silverware with Manchester City in England, but he wants to win titles in Germany now, especially since he was unable to do so with Schalke: “That’s why it’s especially appealing to keep winning all the titles that can be won.” He’s also wary that both RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund put immense “pressure from behind” on Bayern this season in the Bundesliga.