Leroy Sane tells Germany’s World Cup squad to ‘go get that title!’ as he expresses disappointment over shock exclusion from Joachim Low’s final 23
- Leroy Sane has demanded his Germany team-mates ‘Go get that title!’ in Russia
- The Manchester City winger was left out of Germany’s 23-man World Cup squad
- Sane enjoyed an instrumental campaign as City romped to the Premier League
- Low deemed him surplus to requirements this summer and chose other options
The 22-year-old enjoyed an instrumental campaign as City romped to thePremier League title and won the League Cup, scoring 14 goals and assisting 19 more.
He was the obvious choice to be named PFA Young Player of the Year, one of Pep Guardiola’s most lethal attacking weapons, but Low deemed him surplus to requirements this summer.
Leroy Sane demanded his Germany team-mates ‘go get that title!’ after his World Cup snub
Despite admitting his ‘disappointment’ at the decision, Sane urged his national team colleagues to once again win the trophy they lifted in Brazil four years ago.
‘Thank you so much everyone for your encouraging messages yesterday and today,’ Sane wrote on Twitter.
‘I’m obviously disappointed I won’t participate in the World Cup but I have to accept this decision and I’ll give it my all to bounce back stronger!
‘Nothing but the best of success to the DFB Team in Russia. Go get that title!’
Sane enjoyed an instrumental campaign as City romped to the Premier League title with ease
Joachim Low deemed him surplus to requirements this summer and preferred Julian Brandt
Ultimately Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt was selected in Sane’s place as Low cut his provisional squad by four and the German boss explained his decision considerably on Monday.
‘That was a very close decision, which was made in favour of Brandt,’ Low explained. ‘If it was a 100m race, it would have been a photo finish. You have to look at the big picture so we have a variable and well-balanced team prepared for all eventualities. Draxler, Reus and Muller are set.
‘Both Sane and Brandt have big qualities, both are good in the one-on-one duels. Brandt was at the Confederations Cup, had some strong games there, and put in good shifts in the training camp too.
‘Sane is a huge talent, no doubt, and he will be back with the team in September. He had not arrived in international matches yet. Maybe that tipped the balance.’
Author: Nancy Parker
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