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Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane talks about his public image, Jogi Löw, and criticism

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The German winger talked about some interesting topics in a new interview.

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

Bayern Munich star and recent newcomer Leroy Sané talked about a lot of things in his recent interview in Spiegel (via SportBild). In his short time with Bayern, Sané has already had his highs and lows, as he adapts to Hansi Flick’s philosophy and his new club.

When it comes to his public image, he is often perceived as distant and flashy. Sané says that public perception is completely mistaken: “You’re welcome to come to my house and check whether there are really diamonds, gold chains, and stuff like that lying around. I don’t own any of that. Yet people put me in this ‘bling-bling’ drawer,” said Leroy, referring to the supposed “bling-bling clique” on the German national team. Sané says that, on the contrary, he is not someone who spends a lot of time in front of a mirror styling his look.

We all know that Joachim Low decided not to include Leroy in the 2018 World Club squad, even though Sané had often been called up and already appeared on commercial billboards. Sané admits that being overlooked was a “hard blow” for him. “But then I said to myself: ‘Why should I sulk now or even be angry with Jogi?’ After all, I was still young and wanted to prove to myself that I could do it,” said Sané.

“The national coach had his reasons, and I always had a good relationship with him. After the World Cup, he came to me and said that I should continue like this. That he believed in me. That was the end of the matter for me,” Sané said.

Right now, Leroy Sane is still far away from his top form. But that is understandable since he was injured for a long time with a right knee ligament tear. “I just have to prove myself properly at Bayern,” he said. “I know that the club is behind me; otherwise, they wouldn’t have brought me in. I also take this criticism as an incentive,” said Sané, adding that the team has welcomed him and helped him integrate into the squad.