Bayern Munich have been one of the most entertaining teams to watch in Europe during the first half of the season. The record Bundesliga champions have been a treat to watch in the final third. After a stuttering end of last season, Thomas Tuchel has implemented his philosophy at Bayern this campaign.
The Bavarian club has scored 49 goals in 15 league games. Harry Kane has been the most influential forward for Die Roten, scoring 21 league goals along with providing five assists. Along with Kane, Leroy Sane has been in terrific form for Bayern in the final third.
Sane was reportedly courted by FC Barcelona in the summer, but he was eager to show his best in the Bavarian shirt. He has managed to silence critics by cementing a place in the starting XI under Thomas Tuchel. The German forward has been delivering consistent performances, along with chipping in with goals and assists.
Bayern have endured a frustrating few seasons with Sane, but they do not have much to complain about him this year. While talking to Bayern’s website this week, Sane revealed factors and events that have propelled him to take his game to the next level under Tuchel this season.
""I had a very good preseason under Thomas Tuchel. Everything felt very good, and then one thing led to another. My confidence got bigger and bigger, and then things just generally go better with that confidence. The disappointing 2022 World Cup and the exit in the Champions League quarter-finals gave me extra motivation to make this season more successful, since 2022/23 wasn't very satisfactory on the whole.""- Leroy Sane
Sane has nine goals and nine assists to his name across all competitions this season. The German forward had a quiet end to Hinrunde, but Thomas Tuchel has backed him to regain form in Ruckrunde. The numbers dipped in the quiet period at the end of Hinrunde, but Sane’s performances remained strong and consistent.
The German forward has significantly improved in and out of possession. He works hard defensively to help the full-back and regains possession higher up the pitch by showing more tenacity in his pressing. With the ball, Sane has been the most creative winger in the Bundesliga this season when it comes to beating the opposition with dribbles and creating chances for his teammates.
Sane should ideally look to double his numbers in the final third by the end of the campaign. If he and Kane continue to deliver in Ruckrunde, Bayern will be a very dangerous side in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Bayern are looking to reward Sane’s upturn in form by extending his contract. The German winger feels settled in Munich. He is open to signing the next contract with Die Roten. It does look like a matter of time before Bayern will reach an agreement with Sane’s representatives for a new deal.