No hint of ‘big-time’ attitude in Leroy Sane statement

Leroy Sane has issued a statement on Twitter after being omitted from Germany’s 23-man World Cup squad.

The Manchester City forward, who scored 10 Premier League goals and provided 15 assists, was left out of Joachim Low’s squad yesterday.

The 22-year-old, who The Sun claim was left out because of his “big-time attitude”, recorded more combined league goals and assists than anyone else in the squad.

His statement though showed no signs of the “ego” that blocked his path to Russia this summer.

And the PFA Young Player of the Year has vowed to come back stronger after revealing his disappointment.

In a post on his official Twitter page, he wrote: “Thank you so much everyone for your encouraging messages yesterday and today.

“I’m obviously disappointed I won’t participate in the World Cup but I have to accept this decision and I’ll give it my all to bounce back stronger!

“Nothing but the best of success to the DFB [Germany] Team in Russia. Go get that title!”

Bernd Leno, Jonathan Tah and Nils Petersen were the other three players omitted by Low for the World Cup.