Still, his first year after a major knee injury presented a lot of physical challenges on top of the mental grind associated with integrating into a team.
“No matter whether you win titles in the Premier League or in the Bundesliga, it makes you hungry for more,” Sane told Xinhua. “It took me a while to get back to my best shape and get used to the new club and team. I am happy now, but of course, it took me a while to come back. The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t make things easier. Now I am entirely focused on the Euro tournament.”
Next season will present another season of transition, however, as Bayern Munich hired coach Julian Nagelsmann to take over for Hansi Flick. Sane likened Nagelsmann to one of his old bosses, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
“They are somehow similar in their approach. As I know, Nagelsmann is a great fan of Guardiola,” Sane said. “It is going to be an exciting new chapter at Bayern.”