Can we leave this topic aside, please?
It’s a subject Bayern Munich superstar Leroy Sané never seems to shake.
Defenders? Easy to leave in the dust. But the nagging perception that he is a frequent source of negativity on the field? This has followed Sané throughout his Bayern career, whether from media pundits or even his own teammates. No matter what heights he reaches, it seems he’s always one bad performance away from being accused of pouting.
The 28-year-old addressed the subject in an interview with Bild.
“I understand that someone from the outside might misunderstand this. I deliberately don’t do anything special on the pitch as far as body language goes,” Sané explained at the time (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “Sometimes I’m angry with myself. I want to resolve situations perfectly, and it annoys me when it doesn’t work. I know sometimes it doesn’t look good, but anyone who knows me knows it’s about the success of the team and the expectations I have for myself.
It didn’t take long for the subject to come back to the forefront. Sané’s mood was the topic again following Bayern’s 1-0 defeat to Werder Bremen on January 21, when he remained on the pitch but appeared frustrated by head coach Thomas’ tactical changes Tuchel in the second half.
But neither coach nor player seem to have any real problems with each other, and Sané is still on top this season – his best score in a Bayern shirt to date. What will it take for the boos to set in?