‘He danced good and played good too’ – Sane ticks all boxes for Guardiola & Man City

The Germany international winger impressed his manager with his quick feet against Brighton, having previously caught the eye at a title party

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has praised “outstanding” Leroy Sane, admitting that he was worried about the attacker after a title party on Sunday.

Sane inspired City to a 3-1 win over Brighton on Wednesday as Guardiola’s men reached 97 points – a Premier League record.

The Germany international and PFA Young Player of the Year set up goals for Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho at the Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola praised the 22-year-old for his display, days after City celebrated their Premier League title.

“What I like the most with Leroy, seeing his outstanding performance, finishing the game and I felt he could do better,” he said.

“That is the best that can happen because I think his season was a lot of games and it’s not easy being a full-back to face Leroy.

“But he’s young and of course in the stages of the Champions League it’s another level, some contenders will be tougher, so nothing to say.

“But [Wednesday] was excellent because in the party three days ago he danced a lot and I was scared about his level. But he danced good and he played good too.”

Sane has scored 10 goals and provided 15 assists in a standout Premier League campaign.


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