Leroy Sane has reflected on an ‘intense’ four seasons at Manchester City, as he answered questions from fans in a Twitter question and answer session.
Sane left City at the start of the summer for Bayern Munich, after telling the club he would not sign a contract extension. The winger had played just 11 minutes of the season after suffering a long-term knee injury in the 2019 Community Shield, before the pandemic stopped the campaign just as he was nearing a return in March.
Now at Champions League winners Bayern, Sane only has good to say about City, despite the manner of his departure.
“I’m extremely thankful and proud for my 4 years at City,” he wrote, in response to a question asking what he thought about his time at the Etihad.
“It’s been a really intense and successful time. We’ve won a lot of trophies and I became Young Player of the Year in 2018. I’ve learned a lot and became the player that I am today.”
Sane also revealed that he watched as many City games as he could after sealing his move to Bayern, and will continue to tune in as a fan this season.
And he kept his answer diplomatic when asked who should have won this year’s Ballon d’Or after the award was cancelled due to the disruption of the football calendar.
Praising former teammate and PFA Player of the Year Kevin De Bruyne, as well as new attack partner Robert Lewandowski, he said: “to be honest I could name two… @lewy_official and @DeBruyneKev.
“The older Robert gets the better he becomes, that’s incredible. Kevin also had an extraordinary season with many assists and goals.”
Sane also described international teammate Ilkay Gundogan as a “great teammate & friend and always a good neighbour,” before his final answer which will probably please fans the most.
To the question ‘what colour is Manchester?’, Sane replied: “BLUE” with a sky blue heart.
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