Sane omis­sion no is­sue for Guardi­ola

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

PRE­MIER LEAGUE: Manch­ester City boss Pep Guardi­ola stressed he did not have a prob­lem with Leroy Sane’s at­ti­tude af­ter he left the winger out of his match­day squad for the 2-1 vic­tory over New­cas­tle.

While Sane sat things out, Kyle Walker struck a 52nd-minute win­ner in the Pre­mier League clash at the Eti­had Sta­dium af­ter Ra­heem Ster­ling’s early opener had been can­celled out by DeAn­dre Yedlin.

When asked after­wards what his think­ing had been re­gard­ing Sane, the 2017-18 PFA Young Player of the Year who was omit­ted from Ger­many’s World Cup squad, Guardi­ola said: “Last game Phil Fo­den was not in the squad and I was so sad for Phil, like I’m so sad for Leroy now.

“But we have a squad. 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 would not be there.

“Try to work hard again and in the next games he will be ready to play.”

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