Bayern Munich coach has revealed he was left with “no other option” than to take off Leroy Sane.
In the middle of the first half of the game against Bayer Leverkusen, Hansi Flick sent Leroy Sané to replace Kingsley Coman and pulled him out in the middle of the second half, which caused dissatisfaction of the German winger.
Bayern Munich fell behind Bayer Leverkusen in the 14th minute of the match, but Lewandowski's two goals in the 42nd and 93rd minutes completed Bayern Munich's comeback.
When we make substitutions, we have to do it sensibly
,” Flick said.
"If you see the second half, Thomas Muller is indispensable, Serge Gnabry improved in the second half, that's why I substituted Leroy Sane
“We had to react like that because there was no other option."
We are pleased with him, but it is important that when he starts a game, he gives a 100 per cent
. “We are working on that.
“Like other players, he unnecessarily lost the ball a couple of times against Salzburg and in some instances, he didn't quite pursue one-on-ones. There are reasons for it, and we talked about that. He will try to do better next time.”
It seems that Flick did not see what he wanted from Sane in the game against Leverkusen, but the winger now has two weeks to fix things because Bayern will not play in another match until January 3, when they face Mainz.