One of the most exciting signings of the summer transfer window is set for his debut.
New Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sané is expected to play for the Sky Blues for the first time on Saturday's Derby against Manchester United. The young German has been nursing a hamstring injury since his arrival at the club, but after great training sessions in the last few weeks, Sané is ready to play, and the stage will certainly be as big as it can get for his debut.
And Leroy is looking forward to the chance of playing at Old Trafford against United:
“I feel good now and I think I’m ready to play. I’ve trained well and my hamstring is fine so I’m looking for to finally getting started.
“I’ve played in derby games in Germany but this should be a great match and one I’m really looking forward to, especially because Pep Guardiola is taking on Jose Mourinho.
“It should be a special game and we can sense the expectation all around the city from our supporters.
“I can’t believe how close the two clubs are and it’s maybe ten minutes to drive from City to United which is really quick! In Germany it was about 30 minutes between Schalke and Dortmund but Manchester is different."
If he gets to play, Sané promises to play hard and hopes to contribute for a key victory, which he obviously wants:
“It goes without saying that everyone wants to win this game, particularly so early in the season and both sets of supporters will be afraid of losing, but that’s normal for any derby – nobody wants to end on the losing team.
“On the other hand, I think some fans would be happy to end the season there and then if they end up winning!
“It’s going to be exciting and I hope I can play some part and help us bring back three points.
“It will be tough. I think both sides will play their own game, keep the ball and look for openings and the team that plays the best football will probably win and we intend that to be us.”
Go get'em, Leroy!