Manchester City (England) manager Pep Guardiola’s ‘old apprentice’ Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich) met his mentor after the game and shed tears. Sane, who is said to have been assaulted by teammate Sadio Mane in recent days, expressed his complex feelings and was comforted by manager Guardiola.
The British Daily Mail reported on the 20th,안전놀이터 “Coach Guardiola comforted Sane, who was distraught after the second leg of the quarterfinals of the European Football Federation Champions League (UCL).”
Man City drew 1-1 in the second leg of the 2022-23 season UCL quarterfinal against Bayern Munich held at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.
Man City, who previously won 3-0 in their home, won the first and second games 4-1 on aggregate and advanced to the semifinals of the tournament for the third consecutive season.
Sane, a winger from Munich, started the match that day, but left a deep regret watching the team’s elimination. He was replaced by Mane in the 18th minute of the second half.
Sane, who met Guardiola after the game, showed mixed feelings and wiped away tears. Sane worked with Guardiola at Manchester City from 2016 to 2020. He moved to Munich in 2020.
The Daily Mail posted a photo of Guardiola touching Sane’s face and said, “Man City’s head coach looked after a student who was injured by Mane’s face, and Sane also wiped away tears with his fist, showing a strong emotion.”
Sane has been in trouble lately due to a feud with Mane. Sane clashed in the locker room following a 3-0 defeat in the first leg of the UCL in Manchester. At that time, Mane, unable to control his emotions, punched Sane, and he suffered a bloody bruise on his lip.
As a result, Mane was fined with a one-match suspension. Sane, who was a victim, also appealed to the club for leniency.
Sane, who kept as quiet as possible after the assault incident, expressed deep regret after being eliminated by Manchester City. “It was painful to lose 3-0 in the first leg against Manchester City. It shouldn’t have happened. I controlled well today, but it was difficult to turn the game around,” he said.
Sane bit his lip, saying “Man City players have shown unbelievable football. Now we have to focus on the league.”