Manchester City fans have got it really good. Even when they look to be heading towards a loss with ten men, Pep Guardiola is able to call upon players like Leroy Sane who will do the business and that’s exactly what happened yesterday. The German’s incredible free-kick against his former side was a world class strike, and the fans all loved it.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) 20 February 2019
The travelling fans were initially quite frustrated to see their classy winge brought into the fold so late in the game, yet his impact cannot be underestimated. Sane has added ‘dead-ball specialist’ to his already incredible CV this season and his strike last night was his third free-kick goal of the season and his second in the Champions League against German opposition.
Sane, though, is still being used sparingly by Guardiola and he’ll be wondering what he has to do to get more minutes. The club have got the likes of Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez who can all be used out on either wing and that’s made game time hard to come by. However, as he continues to shine, Guardiola won’t be able to leave Sane out if his form continues.
You can read the Citizens’ thoughts on Sane’s wonder goal here:
Where the haters at?!?!?
— Rafael⁶(@raffafotboll) 20 February 2019
Just give this guy minutes that’s it pep
— Mohammad sadaan (@mohammad_sadaan) 20 February 2019
— Teiko (@thefanchoco_) February 20, 2019
Never bench him ever again
— Morrisz (@Morriisz) February 20, 2019
— Temmy Anny (@annyte7) 20 February 2019
The best. I love love love you
— Emmanou Emmanou (@EmmanouEmmanou1) February 21, 2019
The best goal of all UCL matches of stage 16
— PaulAnasKotz (@AnasKotz) February 21, 2019
— Danny Wright (@DannyWr69196345) February 20, 2019
The fans will be demanding to see more of Sane in the next few months and will hope Guardiola heeds their calls to play him more.