Sane omission no issue for Guardiola
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.”