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As whistles continue for Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane, his bosses have his back

Leroy Sane is battling to get out of a funk.

Bremer SV v Bayern Munchen - DFB Cup: First Round Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images

As Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane scuffled through the first half of his team’s 12-0 victory over Bremer SV in the DFB_Pokal, the now-infamous whistles began and then they got louder.

Whether the player would admit it or not, it would likely — at least — have to be annoying to him at a minimum. The former Manchester City man did get his name on the scoresheet in the second half, though, as he scored a goal that was much-needed for his psyche.

Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann knows this stretch of play for Sane is just part of the process.

“Now some people are whistling again, he didn’t quite manage everything, but he was very committed. That’s always what he’s accused of. With him, it’s a lot about commitment, which we’re still working on,” Nagelsmann said (as captured by Tz). “He has a bit more depth on the left, which is easier for him. He has to understand what he can do and what he can’t do. On the right, he often has the problem of always wanting the ball in his foot and then having his back to the goal.”

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic was also not happy to hear the whistles once more.

“Of course you get pissed off. But during and after the game, the players must always be supported. We talk to Leroy a lot,” Salihamidzic said.