3 reasons why Sane's exclusion from the German squad makes sense

Lawrence Cooper
June 5, 2018

The Manchester City winger has not been included, with Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt surprisingly preferred, with Low admitting that he wants more from the 22-year-old at worldwide level.

Sane had a spectacular season for Pep Guardiola's City side, winning the Premier League title by storm and destroying Arsenal 3-0 in the Carabao Cup final to secure a double trophy-winning season for the Citizens.

A player once heralded as "the future" of the national team, Sané has scored 14 goals and provided 19 assists with his club this season in 49 games in all competitions.

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Neuer made his first appearance since September in the 2-1 defeat by Austria in a rain-delayed friendly on Saturday and showed no ill-effects.

"Julian Draxler, Marco Reus and Thomas Müller are set".

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The 'keeper said his careful reintroduction had been a deliberate ploy - he didn't play a single match for Bayern before joining up with the national squad.

While pundits and fans alike expressed their utter shock at Sane's snub, one player who can relate better than anyone, Landon Donovan, offered Sane an alternative to Russian Federation 2018.

"There are better days in the life of a national team coach, when you have to send four incredible players, who deserve to be at the World Cup, home".

'It's as if you are stood at the check in desk for your flight to Moscow, but are then prevented from boarding'.

Germany begin their World Cup finals campaign against Mexico on June 17 and also face Sweden and South Korea in Group F.

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