Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane is not getting carried away with Robbery comparisons.
The Bavarians were served a delightful performance by Bayern Munich on Friday against Schalke in the first game week of the Bundesliga. For a neutral, it was not an ideal match as Die Roten ran riot and scored eight goals against an under-par Schalke side.
There were man positive takeaways from the game, but the most pleasing and obvious sight was seeing Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry lighting up the Allianz Arena. The former got his debut goal while the latter scored the first hattrick of the season. Sane also managed to get two assists to his name in this game.
Sane has been itching to make his debut. The German winger had to wait more than a year due to an injury to complete a move to Bavaria. Meanwhile, Gnabry looks set to kick start yet another campaign strongly after enjoying a brilliant year in Bavarian colours.
The German duo is the future of the club. Both of them are donning the number 10 and 7 kit numbers this season, so the comparisons to Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery have begun. The German forwards are being called as Snabry. Speaking to SportBild on Tuesday, Sane played down these comparisons as he remains focussed on making his own history at the club.
“I won’t allow comparisons with Robbéry yet. The two shaped the club for a whole decade on a world-class level. For us, only one game in the Bayern shirt went really well so far.”
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As good as the German duo is good in the final third, it is way too early to compare them to Robbery. The comparisons also often lead to additional pressure on players. However, one cannot get excited about the prospect of them playing consistently together for Die Roten.
The club hierarchy deserves all plaudits to identify replacements for Ribery and Robben in a quick time. It is very difficult to replace forwards, but the gradual integration of Gnabry to the team has been beneficial for the player and club. He managed to put up impressive numbers in the debut campaign to win the player of the year award.
Gnabry was determined to take his game to the next level during the 2019/20 campaign. He managed to improve his overall game and bettered the goal tally by ten goals, ending the season with 23 goals across all competitions.
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In Sane’s case, Die Roten remained patient in signing him from Manchester City. They couldn’t sign him last summer due to an injury, so they brought in stop-gap solutions. This summer, Rekordmeister wasted no time to complete the deal as soon as the Bundesliga campaign ended. The Bavarians have two great young players at their disposal, so they need to stop comparisons and allow them to create their legacy.