‘You realise very quickly that Guardiola is right’: Leroy Sane hails his old boss for making him a better player during four years at Manchester City as he says he ‘downright reprogrammed me’
- Leroy Sane has hailed the influence of Man City boss Pep Guardiola on his career
- Winger departed Etihad this summer after four successful years under Guardiola
- He joined Bayern Munich but has opened up on working with his old manager
The 24-year-old winger departed the Etihad this summer after four successful years under Guardiola at the Premier League outfit.
Leroy Sane has hailed the influence of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on his career
‘In positional play, in the general perception of the entire game, in tactical behaviour both offensively and defensively – Guardiola downright reprogrammed me,’ he told Kicker.
‘It’s the simple movements that make you think, “Oh, never”. But when you implement them, you realise very quickly that Guardiola is right.
‘What he advises helps a lot, it makes the game easier and faster. Tactics are the most important thing to him.’
Sane joined Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in £55million move in July from Guardiola’s City
City accepted an offer worth an initial £45m plus £10m in add-ons after Sane entered the final year of his deal at the club.
The Germany international was valued at more than £130m last summer as the two clubs haggled over the asking price, before an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the Community Shield put a stop to the switch.
Sane scored 39 goals and supplied 45 assists in 135 matches for City and he was part of Guardiola’s side that lifted back-to-back Premier League titles.
Sane had four successful years under the tutelage of Guardiola and pair won two league titles