Karl-Heinz Rummenigge feels Leroy Sane’s state of affairs at Bayern Munich is much like the difficulties Arjen Robben went by in his early years on the membership.
Sane, signed from Manchester Metropolis in July 2020, has struggled to string collectively a constant run throughout his time with the Bundesliga champions.
The flying winger was one of many Premier League’s most enjoyable attackers throughout his time with Metropolis but discovered himself a peripheral determine beneath Hansi Flick final time period. On Sunday, he was taken off at half-time after drawing jeers from Bayern’s help in Julian Nagelsmann’s first aggressive dwelling recreation in cost.
Sane had 28 touches, two makes an attempt – neither of which have been on the right track – and created one likelihood within the first half in opposition to Cologne, along with his substitute Jamal Musiala approaching to make an impression by teeing up Robert Lewandowski’s opener in an eventual 3-2 win for Bayern.
Rummenigge, who left his position on the Bayern board on the finish of final season, believes the Germany worldwide’s predicament, and the therapy he acquired from some Bayern followers, is akin to the response Robben initially acquired.
Robben joined Bayern from Actual Madrid in 2009 and went on to change into a membership legend, however Rummenigge recalled that, the Netherlands attacker as soon as thought-about leaving.
“At first I didn’t prefer it, I really feel sorry for him [Sane],” Rummenigge stated on Bild’s Reif ist dwell podcast about what occurred on Sunday.
“He tries however has no confidence. He didn’t play an excellent recreation. Along with his switch payment and wage, the criticism of the followers is slowly arising.
“I remembered 2012 within the stadium. There was the well-known dwelling remaining [in the Champions League]. It jogged my memory of the unhappy Arjen Robben. He missed a penalty within the remaining.
“Arjen was virtually able to ask for his launch. However we stated: ‘No, we received’t try this.’ He was an necessary participant for Bayern Munich. We supported him.
“Jupp Heynckes constructed him up as a coach. He was extraordinarily formidable. The consequence: a 12 months later he was the match-winner within the Champions League remaining in opposition to Dortmund.”
Since starring with a objective and two assists in opposition to former membership Schalke on his debut, Sane has featured 46 instances throughout all competitions for Bayern, which ranks him third behind stalwarts Manuel Neuer and Thomas Muller (each 48).
Nonetheless, solely 28 of these appearances have been begins, whereas he has been taken off 22 instances – Sane trails solely Serge Gnabry (23) and Kingsley Coman (29) in that regard.
Sane has contributed 9 objectives and eight assists. His tally of 45 probabilities created is simply above former team-mate David Alaba (38) however approach behind Muller, who tops the listing for Bayern throughout the interval with 125.