Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the “outstanding” Leroy Sane, admitting he was worried about the attacker after the title party on Sunday.
Sane inspired City to a 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday as Guardiola’s men reached 97 points – a Premier League record.
The Germany international and PFA Young Player of the Year set up goals for Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho at the Etihad Stadium.
Guardiola praised the 22-year-old for his display, days after City celebrated their Premier League title.
“What I like the most with Leroy, seeing his outstanding performance, finishing the game and I felt he could do better,” he said.
“That is the best that can happen because I think his season was a lot of games and it’s not easy being a full-back to face Leroy.
31 wins – the most by any team in a single @premierleague season
97 points – the most points won by any team in a single Premier League season
105 goals – the most scored by any team in a single Premier League season
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 9, 2018
“But he’s young and of course in the stages of the Champions League it’s another level, some contenders will be tougher, so nothing to say.
“But [Wednesday] was excellent because in the party three days ago he danced a lot and I was scared about his level. But he danced good and he played good too.”
Sane has scored 10 goals and provided 15 assists in a standout Premier League campaign.
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