Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has said Manchester City winger Leroy Sane must improve his attitude in order to fulfil his potential.
Sane was left out of Germany’s World Cup squad during the summer and is yet to start a match for the blues this season. “Sometimes you have the feeling with Leroy’s body language that it’s all the same if we win or lose,” said Kroos. “He’s a player who has everything you need to be a world class player but sometimes you have to tell him he has to perform better.”
Sane’s performances last season, as well as the ten goals and 15 assists, earned him the PFA Young Player of the Year award, but was left out of the squad entirely for last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle.
“What is crystal clear,” Kroos continued. “Is his quality, his pace, his left foot. If he performs, he’s a real weapon. He has the quality, especially for us, but maybe the head coach looked at his performances for the national team and wasn’t happy. He was fantastic for City last year but Pep has the same problem at the moment - he’s trying to get the best out of him.”
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