"Leroy Sane Can Do More At Bayern Munich"...Bayern Munich Director, Salihamidzic.

The story of  Leroy Sane this season at Bayern Munich has been full of ups and downs. He began off unimpressive, but appeared utterly revived after Julian Nagelsmann moved him to the left flank, but his form has subsequently dipped as Bayern has already claimed their ninth consecutive Bundesliga title.

Sane has spent a significant amount of time on the bench as a result of his slump in form, and he has mostly been deployed as a replacement. In recent weeks, Nagelsmann has showed a preference for Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, and even Jamal Musiala, who has come on the pitch ahead of him a few times.

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Bayern Munich Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, like Nagelsmann and the rest of Bayern's staff, has seen Sane's poor form, while insisting he has to start delivering on his "potential".

"Leroy is an extraordinarily gifted young man who possesses all of the necessary skills. He also possesses mental fortitude. Salihamidzic explained via Sky90.

"He single-handedly decided games in the first part of the season, so we were all thrilled." When he has that bodily tension, it's a lot of pleasure. It's entertaining to watch him.

"We always talk about potential and I want to see that on the pitch. The team expects Leroy to explode. He gets appreciation from all sides - and we want that back now."

In the past season and a half, Salihamidzic has noticed a maturation and development of mental toughness in Sane. He has been criticized in the past for having a bad attitude both on and off the field, as well as displaying petulance on the field when things don't go away, but he claims that is no longer the case.

Bayern could have fared better against Villarreal in the Champions League if he had been able to make more of an effect.

There is no silverware left to play for with only three weeks left in the Bundesliga, but Sane will want to improve his skills as much as possible ahead of preseason, the start of next season, and the World Cup with Germany in the winter.

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Following a long-awaited transfer saga of Sane to Bayern Munich to replace Frank Ribery and the retiring Argen Robben, the German international eventually joined German giants from Man City in the summer 2020 for a reported fee of £51m, bringing an end his successful four years stay at the Etihad Stadium.

He has gone on to make 87 appearances for Bayern across all competitions, scoring 24 goals, providing 27 assists and also won two Bundesliga titles, one German Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA club World Cup and to his silverware collection.

This season has actually been the best yet in Germany in terms of output for the 26-year-old, as he's scored 14 while setting up another 15 goals for his team-mates, but on individual level he has largely failed to justify his lofty price tag.

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