Former Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick was witness to the worst of Leroy Sane (which truthfully wasn’t that bad), but now Flick is seeing what might be the best.
During their one season together in Munich, Sane struggled with his form under Flick. Sane was inconsistent with his form, struggled with confidence in his surgically-repaired knee, and just overall did not appear to be overly comfortable with his new team.
Flick, however, was able to achieve a breakthrough with Sane. The 56-year-old was able to instill the importance of defense and tracking back within Sane, who embraced becoming a more well-rounded player.
That little change was a catalyst in help Sane look like a brand new player this season. Much more confident and filled with trust in his body and belief in himself, Sane has been a dynamic, attacking force.
“I think it clicked for him now,” said Flick in an interview with kicker.
That should be a scary prospect for any opponents of either Bayern Munich or Germany moving forward.