Leroy Sané has commented on the criticism of his performance and is struggling with the way it is evaluated.
“I’m celebrated after a goal – after two or three weaker halves, there’s a discussion as to whether I’m still good enough for Bayern or the national team,” said the 27-year-old in an interview with Sport1.
“I know myself that I have to reward myself more in some actions, to score more goals, but I always have the feeling that I’m often judged in public in an exaggerated way,” said the offensive player: “Of course more is always possible, yes – but for me it’s often a bit too rapid in the evaluation in both directions. Overall, I would like a more balanced measure there.”
On Tuesday evening, Sane will play with Bayern in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League (9 p.m. / Prime Video) against his former club Manchester City. In his eyes, “a more difficult lot was not possible at the moment”. The English champions are “a world-class team from the first to the last man”, who also has “a world-class coach” who “knows how to use these strengths”.
Nevertheless, Sane is confident about the duel: “I think we have a very, very strong team and can compete with anyone in Europe”.