Leroy Sane: ‘I did not leave Manchester City because I lost my hunger’

Leroy Sane has insisted that his transfer from Manchester City to Bayern Munich was not driven by a loss of hunger at the Etihad Stadium. The Germany international wanted a change of scenery and he feels that Bayern will be the best place to fulfill his dreams. Sane also has a lot of praise for Pep Guardiola, admitting that the Spaniard has taken his game to ‘another level’.

“I think he improved me a lot. When I came to Manchester City I was 19 and I had just had one full season where I had played here in Germany and there was a lot to improve and in every area.” Sane made 135 appearances for Man City, scoring 39 goals. He won the Premier League twice and won the FA Cup and two League Cups.

“I can say I improved in every single area with him, doesn’t matter what it is – technically, the positional game, my whole game changed a lot because of the way he works and how he wants me to play. He brought me onto a completely different level.”

“Obviously we won a lot in these four years but Bayern Munich also won a lot! I just had a personal feeling for myself. It was not anything about Man City or anything else – because we’d now won everything or I’d now lost the hunger or anything [like that]. It was just me personally. I just had a feeling and that’s why I came to this decision.”