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Pep Guardiola explains the omission of Leroy Sane


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said why he did not select Leroy Sane for yesterday’s match over Newcastle. Sane wasn’t in the squad that beat Newcastle 2-1 last evening. City took the lead after just 8 minutes thanks to a wonderful shot from Raheem Sterling. However, Newcastle equalised in the 30th thanks to a close-range tap-in by DeAndre Yedlin from a Solomn Rondon pass. Then, a magnificent long-range shot from Kyle Walker restored the lead for City and that was enough to win them the match.

Leroy Sane has not started one of Manchester City’s matches so far. He came on as a substitute in their first three matches but yesterday, he wasn’t even in the squad. Following the match, Guardiola explained why he did not choose Sane. The Spaniard said, “Last game Phil Foden was not in the squad. I was so sad with Phil as I am with Leroy now. We have six strikers and I decided to play with two strikers, we have two wingers plus another one on the bench. That’s why we decided this game he wouldn’t be there. In the next games he will be ready to play.

He played 10 minutes [against Wolves], he tried. He was not precise but he tried. They convince me, I am satisfied from the moment they run. Mistakes without the ball, taking decisions is part of the process.”

Guardiola also claimed that he is pleased with Sane’s attitude on and off the pitch. Manchester City next play Fulham on September 15.


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