SANE HITS BACK AT JIBES
LEROY Sane has responded to Toni Kroos’ criticism saying if he plays bad it isn’t because he doesn’t care.
Speaking during the September international break, Real Madrid midfielder Kroos appeared to question the City star’s attitude.
“Sometimes you have the feeling with Leroy’s body language that it is all the same whether we win or lose,” Kroos said. “He has to improve his body language. He’s a player who has everything you need to be a world-class player but sometimes you have to tell him he has to perform better.”
Sane, who has been in Joachim Loew’s two most recent squads after missing out on the World Cup with Germany, has now addressed Kroos’ remarks.
“If I play bad, then it’s not like I don’t care,” Sane said ahead of Germany’s trip to the Netherlands tomorrow. “I always want us to win our games. It’s OK for me that it might look different for other people. I also respect it when criticism is addressed personally. I’ll then try to work on it.
“I don’t have any problem with criticism. It’s an incentive to refine myself.
“Sure, I was disappointed when I heard that I wasn’t in the World Cup squad, but it motivated me even more and as I already said - I want to show everyone what I’ve got.
“I always try to enjoy the time on the field and to learn something when I play. I learned a lot in the last months.”