Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has urged his star attacker Leroy Sane to use the disappointment of being left out of Germany’s World Cup squad as a means of making him stronger for the future.
Premier League fans were left aghast when Germany coach Joachim Low decided not to take last seasons PFA Young Player of the year to Russia.
“Leroy has to accept that this decision may make him stronger. He’s so young and in two years it is another European Championships and then in four years another World Cup,” Guardiola told a press conference.
“I think it’s the past now. The national trainer decided what’s the best for the national team.
“Leroy has to accept it and move forward. He has the chance to show the national team from Germany and first of all us, he has another season to show his quality.
“He has to improve his game, try to keep the levels he showed last season. We are so happy to have him here.”
Germany of course suffered an embarrassing Group Stage exit from the World Cup, with many counting Sane’s absence as a major contributing factor to Die Mannschaft’s poor performances.