Leroy Sane was signed from German club Schalke in the summer for a whopping transfer fee of € 37 million despite the fact that he was only 20. The astonishing transfer fee was for the immense talent that he possessed.
However, Sane has found it difficult to adapt to life in the Premier League straight away. He has not been helped by manager Pep Guardiola rotating him in a number of positions and even asking him to play as a wing back on certain occasions. Sane, though, proved that he remains a hugely talented player after scoring the equaliser against Arsenal.
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Sane’s goal just after half-time allowed Manchester City to go on and a secure 2-1 win against the Gunners. This was only the second back-to-back home victory for the club after they had managed to beat Watford in the midweek action. The goal has bought Sane some much needed respite from the critics.
The 20-year-old says that he wants to prove his critics wrong by going on to build on this goal. The youngster says that he has been unable to give his 100% percent of the team so far because of hamstring injuries. He has been forced to miss five games for City, but even then, he had managed only one assist prior to the goal.
"Naturally I am delighted to have scored my first goal. Being injured was tough but I have confidence in my own abilities. I know there will be more to come, more to give to this team and I am working hard at that, striving to improve throughout. It has been quite difficult coming in injured, and also coming to a new country and a new league, and settling in, but then trying to establish myself in the team,” said Sane about his goal against Arsenal.