Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Leroy Drives Me Insane

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Leroy Drives Me Insane

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LEROY Sane has been given a boot up the backside by Germany team-mate Toni Kroos.

The City winger, who was left out of Pep Guardiola's squad for the win over Newcastle at the weekend, has joined up with his national team for matches against France and Peru.

As well as being snubbed by Guardiola - he has not started a match yet this season - he was also left out of the Germany squad for the World Cup in Russia, a major shock.

But Kroos says that for all his talent, Sane's attitude is in question, and he hinted that the player is too much of an individual.

"You sometimes get the feeling that it doesn't matter to him if we win or lose," said the Real Madrid star at a press conference ahead of his country's first game in the inaugural Uefa Nations League.

Sane was similarly left out by Guardiola at the start of last season, and responded with a brilliant campaign which saw him score 14 goals, make 15 assists and pick up the PFA Young Player of the Year award. …

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