Manchester City’s Leroy Sane is ready to put a fight against Basel. By returning to the club 5 weeks earlier, he is the help City needs at this time. The match will be hold at St Jakob-Park on this Tuesday night. With him back at the bech, it means City would not have to wait until March for him to defend the club.
Sane is finally available after suffering from ankle injury on January. It should take him at least the end of March before he can actually play again. However, after a training with the club this Monday, he believes he is ready to play whenever he is asked.
Even Guardiola is surprised on his quick recovery. He admired Sane’s spirit, claiming that he didn’t expect a young player like him to act this professional. He might not be in his perfect condition, but his coming back surely can help the team. He wants to help everyone and for that effort, they thank him.
However, many people believe that despite his coming back, Guardiola would not put him on the field. At least, this is the lesson Guardiola should have learned from their last match, when they were so confident to win, yet failed.
Now, after everything they have learnt and prepared, Vincent Kompany, the team captain believes his team will win. He said, “Previously there’s been a lack of experience for sure. We’ve been caught out on occasions we shouldn’t have. But things have changed.
If there is a year, a moment when the club is ready to feel at home, then it’s now. I’m not going to say it’s a matter of time. Some clubs never win it, but if every year we can go with this kind of confidence, then if not this year or next year, eventually we’ll get there. I’m sure of it.”
He also believes that until his team reigns the Europe championship, no one should consider City an elite club. Everything they have done until now and in the future is made towards this goal. They realize that some clubs, as big as they are, once tried to achieve this goal and none of them succeeds. Until they break this ‘tradition’, everyone should just consider City just another soccer club.