Pep: No problems with Sane attitude
PEP Guardiola insisted he was happy with Leroy Sane’s attitude after dropping him for the win over Newcastle.
Despite not going to the World Cup, the German forward was left on the bench for the opening three Premier League games and did not even make the 18 for their fourth with reports that the manager was concerned about the player’s focus and effort in training.
Guardiola said he was happy with the 22-yearold but that he decided on other options – including teenager Phil Foden – to face Rafa Benitez’s side.
“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 and 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 was not pleased with his team’s defending for the Newcastle goal, but marked it as a slip in a performance that he was otherwise impressed with for restricting the visitors to few chances.