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Leroy Sane reflects on first season with Bayern Munich, looks ahead to working with Julian Nagelsmann

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In a recent interview with Sport1, Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane looked back on his first season back in Germany and how he worked his way back into form after a devastating knee injury he suffered the previous season at Manchester City.

“It was clear to me from the start that after my long injury in a completely new environment, even during Corona, everything would not go perfectly from the first to the last game,” Sane said. “My personal season has had its ups-and-downs. I think the number of goals and assists is quite decent. I want to be a little more stable in the coming season, that’s my goal.”

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Leroy Sane is looking to build off of the successes he had this season.
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Better consistency would absolutely serve Sane well and perhaps help the team win more titles next season — which is certainly the 25-year-old’s goal for 2021/2022.

“It would certainly have been better if I just think of the Champions League first leg against Paris Saint-Germain. The elimination in the DFB Cup in Kiel was also unfortunate on penalties,” said Sane. “Nevertheless, I am personally very happy with the championship title. In my career this is the first championship in Germany and therefore something very special. It also makes me hungry for even more successes in the years to come.”

Next season also brings the challenge of working with a new trainer. Sane has only hard good things about new boss Julian Nagelsmann.

“I have never personally trained under Julian Nagelsmann, but what you hear there are probably many parallels to Pep Guardiola, whom I know very well and whom I can only speak positively about,” said Sane. “I’m looking forward to working with them next season and I’m optimistic that it will be a successful time. The decision was also received very positively by the public. “