For Leroy Sane, the cup shooting festival at Bremer SV was a beneficial development game. But there were again whistles against the national player.
Leroy Sane got on the team bus with a feeling of comfort. One goal, two assists – and a verbal caress from the coach: the cup trip to Bremen had paid off for the Bayern Munich national player, who was recently scolded.
“Not everything went well for him, but he was very committed. I find that very, very valuable”, praised Julian Nagelsmann after the 12-0 (5-0) in the first round of the DFB Cup at the fifth division club Bremer SV.
But the Bayern coach had also registered the renewed whistles from some fans. “A few people whistle again, but most of them applauded,” said Nagelsmann Sport1.
On Friday Sane will be able to look forward to the next good news. According to a report by the Bild newspaper On Thursday, the winger was nominated by new national coach Hansi Flick for the upcoming three-pack in the World Cup qualification despite weak form.
Sane knows that this is also a bit of a leap of faith and that he has to increase further for further invitations to the DFB team.
Sane: Appearance with light and shadow
The attacker, much criticized in the past, also made an appearance with light and shadow in the cup. Good offensive actions alternated with some stick errors. “You sometimes accuse him of appearing as if he wasn’t committed, but he was extremely committed,” said Nagelsmann.
Sane also “defended extremely well, often defended them too” and scored a goal, stressed Nagelsmann: “I think he could have scored three or four more goals if he had got one more cross ball, he was always in a good position. “
The coach had a clear explanation for Sane’s substitution shortly after his goal: “We need him in full freshness for the Bundesliga.”
Salihamidzic: “Talk a lot to Sane”
Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic also stood demonstratively behind Sane in Bremen – and criticized his own fans. Of course, “everyone gets pissed off when they play badly,” said the 44-year-old on Wednesday evening Sport1: “But of course our team has to be supported during the game.”
Despite his changeable appearances, Sane, who moved from Manchester City to Bayern a year ago, enjoys the full support of the bosses.
“You can imagine that we’re talking to Leroy a lot now, of course, and trying to get him in top form. If he brings his qualities to the pitch, he’ll help us,” said Salihamidzic.