Pep Guardiola and Leroy Sane had a special relationship and the player has paid tribute to his former boss.
Pep and I had a good relationship,”
“I saw Pep’s family in the building more often than Pep himself,” Sane said. “He wasn’t standing at the window waiting for us to come home in the evening to check on us! I thought it was great to live so close to my colleagues. It was a good neighbourhood.
“He raised me to a completely new level. Mainly by working on little things: with which foot do I take the ball in which situation and how? What is the best action to open the space?
“Other coaches tell you that too, but he really did it every day until I did at some point have a little man in my ear with his voice that told me what to do when and how.”
“He’ll find something new to work on with you tirelessly. If I hadn’t moved to Manchester, I probably wouldn’t have reached that level.”
Sane also talked about his tough start to life at Bayern Munich.
“When I saw my number on the substitution board, I knew there would be discussions about me,” Sane admitted. “When someone like Thomas Muller stands up for you so strongly in front of the TV cameras, this shows you that the team accepts you.
“I know that the club is behind me, otherwise they wouldn’t have brought me. But I’m working very hard to get there.”