Leroy Sane has vowed to come back stronger after being omitted from Joachim Low’s Germany World Cup 2018 squad.
Sane was sensational for Manchester City last season and scored 10 goals and provided 15 assists in 28 games for City in the league during the season and his omission raised eyebrows from Germany and City fans alike.
The wing wizard was one of four players who was cut from Joachim Low’s preliminary squad, along with Bernd Leno, Jonathan Tah and Nils Petersen with Germany manager Joachim Low opting to select Bayer Leverkusen player Julian Brandt ahead of the PFA Young Player of the Year.
However in a post on his official Twitter page, the 22-year-old wished nothing but success to the World Cup champions and thanked everyone for their good wishes.
As per Sky Sports he said: “Thank you so much everyone for your encouraging messages yesterday and today.
“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 [Germany] Team in Russia. Go get that title!”
— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) June 5, 2018
Brandt put in a string of impressive performances for Germany at last summer’s Confederations Cup and has scored 12 goals and produced seven assists this season and Germany head coach Low cited that Sane was left out as he hasn’t managed to hit his potential for Germany as of yet.
“Leroy Sane is a huge talent, no doubt, and he will be back with the team in September,” Low is quoted as saying by The Guardian. “Maybe he has not fully arrived in the national team games. Maybe that tipped the balance.
“He did a good job against Austria, tried to work in defence, went into the transition play. No blame here. And his behaviour off the pitch was good as well.”
Sane has failed to score in 11 caps for the senior side, thus far.