Bayern Munich star Leroy Sane has been praised for the way his game has evolved after a bright cameo off the bench in Germany’s World Cup draw with Spain.
BBC Sport’s Raj Chohan pointed out a difference in the former Manchester City star’s game, claiming that he is now performing well without large spaces to run into, meaning he can play as well on the right as he did on the left.
Chohan tweeted: “Intriguing to see how Sané’s game has evolved. He used to love destroying defenders with his sheer speed & dribbling in large spaces but now he’s becoming a master in tight spaces.
“This is one reason why playing right-wing isn’t an issue for him like it used to be.”
TIF Thoughts on Leroy Sane…
Sane was impressive in his 20-minute appearance, completing two dribbles and creating a big chance as per Sofascore, and terrorised the Spain backline with his speed and technique.
We agree that there has been a change in his style, as he is now better at providing strong performances regardless of his position.
When he was at City, he was most often found on the left wing, but this season, he has played across the attacking line, netting 10 goals and assisting six times in 19 appearances for Bayern, suggesting he has indeed added something to his game.
And with Germany’s qualification hopes hanging by a thread, the 26-year-0ld may have just played his way into the starting lineup against Costa Rica.