Sane returned to Germany ahead of the 2020-21 season, joining Bayern Munich from Manchester City to grow to $73 million.
According to Scholl, Sane has world-class potential
Leroy Sane has “world-class” potential, but there is “different pressure” on playing at Bayern Munich, according to Mehmet Scholl. Sane returned to Germany ahead of the 2020-21 season, joining Bayern Munich from Manchester City to grow to $73 million. Despite having won two Premier League titles, a couple of EFL Cups and an FA Cup, Sane won two Premier League titles. In contrast, at Pep Guardiola’s Man City, he has moved to Bayern Munich after a winning season. Scholl, who made 469 appearances for Bayern Munich between 1992 and 2007, feels Sane, 24, needs to face high expectations in his new home. “FC Bayern are a special team, there are special circumstances,” he told reporters when quizzed on the ex-City star’s arrival at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern is a different level, a different pressure
“It’s a different level, a different weight. You have to be careful as a young footballer. If you show up with a certain audacity, it will be difficult.” Due to injury, Sane, who missed most of the 2019-20 season, made his first start in 13 months on Thursday as he lined up for Germany in their 1-1 UEFA Nations League draw with Spain. The talented winger’s previous start was for Manchester City in the Community Shield final past in August 2019 when Leroy tore his anterior cruciate ligament. The Germany international played for just 11 minutes for City after that, and Scholl accepts that it will take him time to get back to speed with his new club. You have to give him time to integrate with Bayern,” Scholl added. “Then he can become a big guy. The basic DNA can be enough for world-class.”
Sane paid tribute to Guardiola for the critical role in his development after leaving City earlier this summer, before explaining that his decision to swap Manchester for Munich came down to gut feeling. “Guardiola directly reprogrammed me,” he told reporters. The departure was not about Man City or anything else. It was just me personally. I just had a feeling, and so I came to this decision.”