Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has backed Leroy Sane after his surprise World Cup omission from the Germany squad and insists the Manchester City winger will bounce back.
“Of course, it was a difficult decision for the coach. It isn’t easy when you have so many good players,” Boateng told the German media.
“Unfortunately it is Leroy. I am sure that, for the player, it is a disappointment. Despite this, he keeps his head up und was very positive. He has wished us good luck and sent us a message.”
“For a young player, the decision is more difficult. But he has dealt well with that. It is certainly a surprise but, in football, there are no easy decisions. Now we have to try to shape a positive World Cup without Sane. He is still a very important player for the team. His qualities are rare in Germany.”