Bierhoff suggests World Cup omission was a turning point for Leroy Sané
Germany's general manager Oliver Bierhoff has suggested that Leroy Sané's World Cup omission has helped the winger's development.
It caused a stir when Manchester City star Leroy Sané was left out of Germany's squad for this year's World Cup in Russia.
But after Germany's underwhelming performance at the tournament, Sané has made an impressive return to the team. And according to Germany's general manager Oliver Bierhoff, the 22-year-old's World Cup omission may actually have done him good.
"The issues with Leroy have been sorted out positively. You see how Leroy is playing. Perhaps it was also a good sign for him," Bierhoff said in an interview with The Sun and added:
"We have said it was a mistake not to take him to the World Cup, because he is a talent. But he felt what it means not to be part of the team."
"And we have seen from him in the last few games, since he came back, that he is so motivated and focused on playing well," Bierhoff said.
Sané has scored in Germany's last two games against Russia (3-0) and the Netherlands (2-2) - his only two goals in 17 appearances for 'Die Mannschaft' so far.