Manchester City winger Leroy Sane said on Wednesday that he plans to use his World Cup disappointment as motivation and seize his chance to impress Germany coach Joachim Loew in the upcoming Nations League clashes against the Netherlands and France.
After being voted the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year last season, Sane, 22, was a surprise omission from the Germany squad that then crashed at the World Cup group stage.
Now, with Germany’s first-choice left winger, Marco Reus, out with a knee injury, Sane could well have his chance to prove himself against Holland in Amsterdam on Saturday, then France in Paris next Tuesday.
“I’ve been thinking a lot about the summer and trying to improve my game so that the next time ‘Jogi’ (Loew) will not be able to leave me out,” Sane told a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday.
“Of course, I was disappointed not to have been at the World Cup, it just makes me more motivated. I want to improve every day.
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