Premier League : Huddersfield VS Manchester City Win by German footballer
In his Friday news conference Pep Guardiola was again asked about contrasts between Leroy Sane and Ryan Giggs. ‘He’s much better, but he’s quiet not Ryan Giggs’. Was the City manager’s early assessment.But then the caution came. He was comparing the Sane of now with topmost-era Giggs. It’s how they’d compare as 23-year-olds that would be significant.
He might not be usual Giggs yet.But this was another sign that Sane is well on his way to being one of the Premier League’s great wingers and possibly one of world football’s best. In an era when the natural winger is a failing breed. Often unkind in and linking play in different ways, the German is a reversion. A left-footer on the left whose starting position usually means he has mark. Whatever they use to paint the lines these days, on his boots.
Sane’s sensational record
It’s amazing to think that the summer and the start of the period believed a few questions over Sane. His barring from the Germany team in the World Cup was a wonder. And he was sent a message by Guardiola when he was left out of the City squad against Newcastle early in the operation.
He’s replied in some style and on present form he’s a winger with the world at his feet. It’s now eight goals and nine contributions in 15 Premier League starts this season and Sane is progressively becoming one of City’s most treacherous weapons.
But while the chat inclines to be about how City miss the Brazilian when he’s inattentive.And the absence a viable alternative to stand in. They also do hard work for a replacement when he has one of his rare off days.
That arrived against Huddersfield. Fernandinho was poor in the hour. He spent on the field and was bowed for David Silva just after the third goal. By that point the game was won. City could pay for to mix it up in midfield, with Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne allotment the defensive responsibilites.
Raheem Sterling was livid when Andre Marriner waved away his demand for a penalty in the first area of an hour and you could see why. It was one of the more amazing decisions of this Premier League season.
Mohamed Salah has rightly been criticised for his diving fling lately.With the effort against Crystal Palace on Saturday an embarrassment. But you can see why the Egyptian is doing his best to highpoint contact when the officials are this bad.