Bayern Munich’s treble-winning manager Hansi Flick was full of praise for Leroy Sané. Now, at the helm of the national team, Flick is pleased that the winger’s confidence has improved and showered him with big praise (Abendzeitung). With the FIFA World Cup hardly a couple of months away, German players getting in form will be big boost for Flick as he hopes to bring home a 5th World Cup for Germany.
Emphasising on how dangerous Sané is for the opposition to deal with, regarding the spaces he finds and the pace, he zooms past defenders with, Flick said, “In Milan and against Barcelona, you saw: He is a player who is hard to stop. When he brings his speed, he is simply one of the best there is in this position.”
In 10 appearances, Leroy has scored five goals and made three assists in all competitions so far. He scored important goals and both Inter Milan and FC Barcelona in the Champions League and has been filling a central playmaking as well as goal scoring role with the space available after Robert Lewandowski’s departure. It is sort of similar to that of Lionel Messi’s, in his early days at Barca albeit the two players have a very different style of play. Having said that, Sane is still growing into this new role and time will tell where he will fully find his feet.
“I think it’s great that he’s scoring goals,” Flick continued, “I often had the feeling that he preferred to pass the ball, so I’m even more pleased that he now has more confidence in his qualities. I’ve always been a big fan of his, he can make the difference.”
Bayern in good form is generally a good sign for Germany as Bayern players tend to form the core German squad and Flick will hope that the team as a whole can get back into form.