Toni Kroos says his Germany teammate Leroy Sane sometimes doesn’t care if his side win or lose, and needs to be told what to do on the pitch.
Sane was a shock omission from the German squad for summer’s World Cup , which came off the back of his stellar season for Manchester City in which he won his first Premier League title and was named as the PFA Young Player of the Year.
The 22-year-old has found game-time hard to come by in the new campaign though, and was left out of the City squad that beat Newcastle 2-1 before the international break .
Pep Guardiola put that absence down to the quality of players he has at his disposal, but questions over his future at City have been raised.
And having been recalled to the Germany squad, Real Madrid’s Kroos says that Sane has a lot of work to do.
“You sometimes get the feeling that it doesn’t matter to him if we win or lose,” Kroos told a press conference ahead of Germany’s Nations League meeting with France, via bulinews .
“It’s about showing his qualities. Then he can be an absolute weapon for us.
“He has got everything to become a world-class player, but sometimes, he needs to be told what to do.
“If he brings all his quality to the pitch, he can help us a lot.”