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Sane opens up on a difficult first year at Bayern

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Leroy Sane has admitted he endured a rather difficult first year at Bayern Munich. However, he remains fully committed to the upcoming Euros.

Leroy Sane admits he has endured a ‘difficult’ first season at Bayern Munich but is focused on his dream of winning the European Championships with Germany this summer.

The 25-year-old winger moved to Bayern from Manchester City for an initial £38m last summer and while he has played most of the German giants league games this season – he has scored just six goals.

It is Sane’s lowest goal tally in a season where he has been fit an available since the 2016-17 season but the winger believes a serious knee injury sustained the year before he moved to Bayern has still had an affect on him this term.

Sane told Goal and SPOX: ‘I know that I haven’t played an outstanding season. For me it was a bit more difficult in general due to the corona break and my knee injury.

“It was important to me to get back my rhythm, to be fit, which I managed to do. Now I’m putting all my focus on the European Championship.”

Sane’s attention is now set to the international game as he looks to win the European Championships with Germany this summer.

The winger believes there is a pressure to win a first European Championships title in a quarter of a century but admits it would be a dream to lift the trophy at Wembley on July 11.

Sane added: “It’s a very big dream to win this title. We have to give our best, and we are preparing very well.”

“There is a certain pressure, but each of us is looking forward to this challenge.”

Sane also admitted he is disappointed that former side Manchester City were not crowned Champions League winners after they lost the European club showpiece event to Chelsea on Saturday.

He claimed: “I felt very sorry for the boys, the club and the fans. I would have wished for them to win this title.”

“Unfortunately it did not work out, but I know that they will stay hungry and give everything to win this trophy one day. I wish them only the best!”