Leroy Sane says his exclusion from Germany’s world cup squad and criticisms has motivated him to be better player.
Although the winger enjoyed a fine season with Guardiola’s Manchester City, he was left out of his country’s final 23-man squad for the world cup in Russia.
Sane was also criticized for his attitude by Toni Kroos who also said he needs people to talk to him’.
The former Shalke 04 man was also accused of not showing enough concern for the German team when h returned.
“If I play bad, then it’s not like I don’t care,” Sane told reporters. “I always want us to win our games.
“It’s OK for me that it might look different for other people. I also respect it when criticism is addressed personally. I’ll then try to work on it.
“I don’t have any problem with criticism. It’s an incentive to refine myself.
“Sure, I was disappointed when I heard that I wasn’t in the World Cup squad, but it motivated me even more and as I already said – I want to show everyone what I’ve got.
“I always try to enjoy the time on the field and to learn something when I play. I learned a lot in the last months.
“I always want to improve my game when I play, and I think that is what I did in the last months.”
Sane, who has 13 caps for Germany is part of the team that’s set to travel to Netherlands and France for the Nations League games.