Bayern Munich: Lothar Matthaus impressed by overall improvement from Leroy Sane

Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus pleased with Leroy Sane's improvement this season. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus pleased with Leroy Sane's improvement this season. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich have been one of the most entertaining teams to follow in Europe this season. The record Bundesliga champions may not be resolute at the back, but they do score a lot of goals. Bayern are currently joint top scorers in the Bundesliga with 23 goals in seven games.

Leroy Sane has been one of the key players for Die Roten when it comes to scoring goals. The German winger has been one of the best wide players in Europe this season. Sane has scored six goals in seven league games this season. He has also scored once in the two Champions League games.

Sane is currently in his best form since arriving in Munich three years ago. The 27-year-old winger believes that Thomas Tuchel’s system. The Bavarian club is planning to open contract talks with the German winger in the coming weeks.

The former Manchester City winger endured a lot of criticism over the first three seasons in Munich due to consistency in performances. It does look like the penny has dropped for Sane. In his column for Sky Sports, former Bayern midfielder Lothar Matthaus praised Sane for showing significant improvement in offense and defense this season.

"“We’ve known for several years that Leroy Sane has potential like no other player in Germany. He particularly fits modern, fast-paced football because he has a combination of speed, technique and shooting.”“He’s showing good performances week in week out and has also realized that football is a team sport and not only consists of attack, but also defense. It may have taken a bit longer than the club would have liked, but Sane has taken the next step and is now where he belongs For me, Sane is one of the best players in Europe.”"

Leroy Sane has been the best winger in Europe when it comes to dribbling this season. As per Whoscored, the German winger has completed the most dribbles this season. The 27-year-old winger has been creating good chances or spaces to attack for his teammates with his dribbling. He has formed a very good partnership with Kane.

Sane is also Germany’s highest-rated player this season. The German winger needs to maintain this form across the campaign to establish himself as one of the best players in Europe. Numbers in the final third have never been a concern regarding Sane at Die Roten. He has often blown hot and cold in patches over the last three seasons, which has led to criticism. Finally, he has managed to find a balance in performance and productivity this season.

Along with Bayern, Germany also needs the 27-year-old forward to maintain consistency over the season. He is set to be a key player for Julian Nagelsmann in next summer’s Euros in Germany. The Bavarian faithful are also enjoying Sane’s performances every week. Long may it continue.

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Bayern will hope to secure the future of Sane in the coming weeks. The German winger has just over 18 months left on his contract. Barcelona have reportedly shown interest in Sane, but Bayern will be hoping to beat the interest to extend the German forward’s contract.