Danny Mills has lavished praise on Leroy Sane after the Man City attacker’s brilliant free-kick helped his side to victory in the Champions League.
The Premier League side looked set to come away from Gelsenkirchen with a defeat until Sane popped up in the 85th minute with a sensational free-kick to level matters with his former team at 2-2.
That was enough to give Man City the impetus to beat Schalke, with Raheem Sterling scoring the injury-time winner to shellshock the German side.
Former Leeds United and Man City defender Mills was in awe of the Germany international’s technique after the conclusion of the game.
“What an unbelievable strike! Sane’s only just come on. It’s perfect, he won’t hit a better free-kick all season,” Mills told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“The way he hits that, it’s a very difficult skill. He opens up his body, that stabbing motion with very little follow-through, to get the dip, the bend – it’s an incredible finish.”
Mills was less than impressed with the defending for Sterling’s winner however, which came off a route one delivery from goalkeeper Ederson.
“It’s just a long, hopeful ball, Sterling’s onside and the defender gets it all wrong. He’s weak as, it’s rubbish defending.”
City had taken the lead early on through Sergio Aguero, but as so often is the case with the league champions this season, they relinquished it to two goals from ex-Spurs man Nabil Bentaleb before embarking on their incredible comeback.
This writer had written off this tie as the least intriguing of the lot in the Champions League round of 16, so please make sure to do your worst in the comment section.